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What long-term opioid use does to your body and brain

By Rob Poole, Professor of Social Psychiatry, Bangor University
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In his new autobiography, Matthew Perry reveals that his colon burst as a result of his addiction to opioid painkillers. The 53-year-old actor, who played Chandler Bing in Friends, was in a coma for two weeks following the incident and had to wear a colostomy bag for nine months.

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