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Associations between adolescent chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse in adulthood

Prescription opioid misuse is defined as the consumption of opioids in manner or dose other than prescribed, consuming others’ prescriptions, or consuming opioids for feelings that are elicited (i.e. to get high)31. Prescription opioid misuse is a serious public health epidemic in the United States. In 2013, almost 10 million Americans (4.9% of the adult population) reported prescription opioid misuse 15. Prescription opioid misuse was found to be most prevalent among young adults 18-26 years of age, of whom 7.1% reported opioid misuse over the past 12 months in 2016 in the United States 4.

Associations between adolescent chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse in adulthood

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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