Adults Who Use Cannabis May Be Significantly More Likely To Use Nonmedical Prescription Opioids

Healio (9/29, Oldt) reported, “Adults who used cannabis were significantly more likely to use nonmedical prescription opioids,” researchers found after analyzing “data from wave 1 (2001-2002) and wave 2 (2004-2005) of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.” The findings were published online Sept. 26 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association.

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— “Cannabis use may increase risk for opioid abuse,” Olfson M, et al., Healio, September 29, 2017.

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