Why gabapentinoids are becoming the new opioids

Addiction experts urge caution
Drug addict in suit

Gabapentinoids are the new opioids, say addiction experts who want prescribers to understand their risk profile.

When taken at higher-than-recommended doses, the drugs produce sensations of detachment and euphoria.

A team of US researchers has found that abusers typically mix gabapentinoids with opioids, marijuana and cocaine.