Most Teens Who Abuse Opioids 1st Got Them from a Doctor

Last Updated: Friday, March 24, 2017

(Live Science, March 20) Researchers looked at trends in the use of prescription opioids among U.S. adolescents from 1976 to 2015. They found a strong correlation between teens' taking the drugs for medical reasons and then later taking them for "nonmedical" reasons, or in other words, abusing them, according to the study published [March 20] in the journal Pediatrics. Read more.

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