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Friends are Better than Drugs

Posted 5/4/2016

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  We all know the immense value of good friends. In addition to our personal experiences, there has been a great deal of research indicating that a robust social support system improves and maybe even lengthens life. This new study from the UK adds a new twist: that friendship may be a more powerful pain medication than morphine. More powerful and minus any of the costs or side effects!

  With thanks to Ann Marie who sent this to me:

Friends are 'better than morphine':

Being part of a large social group increases your tolerance for pain
Researchers found people with more friends have higher tolerance for pain
Friendships boost endorphins and these act as natural painkillers
In particular, endorphins are part of our pain and pleasure circuitry 
Previous studies have suggested endorphins promote social bonding

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3561939/Friends-better-morphine-Having-larger-social-group-increases-tolerance-pain.html























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Friends are 'better than morphine': Being part of a large social group increases your tolerance for pain
•Researchers found people with more friends have higher tolerance for pain
•Friendships boost endorphins and these act as natural painkillers
•In particular, endorphins are part of our pain and pleasure circuitry 
•Previous studies have suggested endorphins promote social bonding
.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3561939/Friends-better-morphine-Having-larger-social-group-increases-tolerance-pain.html#ixzz47iLlcckz 
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