Adolescents Given Prescription Narcotic Pain Medicines May Run Higher Risk Of Abusing Narcotics After High School

HealthDay (10/29, Reinberg) reports that adolescents “given prescription narcotic” pain medications “may run a higher risk of abusing narcotics after high school,” according to research published online Oct. 26 in the journal Pediatrics. After analyzing “data that tracked more than 6,200 high school seniors until” age 23, researchers found that use of prescription narcotic pain medications was tied to a “33 percent increased risk of later abuse.”

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— “Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction,” Steven Reinberg, HealthDay, October 28, 2015.

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