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Recreational Use of Prescription Painkillers Linked to Other Drug Problems in Teens

(5/15/2012)

By Maia Szalavitz
TIME
May 8, 2012

Nearly 1 in 4 high school seniors has ever taken a prescription opioid pain reliever either medically or recreationally, according to a new study. Nonmedical use of these drugs was associated with a higher risk of smoking, illegal drug use and binge drinking, but proper medical use was not.

View the full article: http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/08/recreational-use-of-prescription-painkillers-linked-to-other-drug-problems-in-teens/


Keywords: recreational use, prescription, painkillers, linked, drug problems, teens



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