Young Adults Who Skip College May Be More Likely To Abuse Prescription Painkillers.

HealthDay (12/6, Preidt) reported that according to a study published online in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, “young adults who skip college are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than their degree-bound peers.” Researchers arrived at this conclusion after analyzing “data collected between 2008 and 2010 from nearly 37,000 participants, aged 18 to 22, in the annual US National Survey on Drug Use and Health.” Notably, the association “between education and painkiller abuse among young adults was much stronger among women than among men,” the study also found.

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— “Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, December 5, 2014.

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