Researchers report 10 percent of people who have attended EDM events have misused opioids in the past 12 months. The number, researchers say, exceeds national averages. Oxycontin was reported to be the most widely misused drug within the scene.
According to researchers, non-medical use of prescription opioids has more than doubled among US adults within a 10 year period.
Researchers have successfully activated the brain's opioid receptors using optogenetics.