Prescription Opioid Misuse Among Adolescents.
- Ford JA
Pediatric clinics of North America[Pediatr Clin North Am] 2019 Dec; Vol. 66 (6), pp. 1099-1108.
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- Although recent spikes in overdose deaths are largely attributable to heroin and fentanyl, prescription opioids still account for a significant percentage of overdose deaths. Additionally, overdose deaths are not a problem solely for adults; roughly 8% of all overdose deaths occur in persons aged 15 to 24. In addition to identifying factors that increase risk for misuse and negative outcomes among adolescents, research must examine the causal mechanisms that link these factors to increased risk. Finally, the extant research must serve as the foundation for prevention/intervention strategies and identify treatments that are effective among adolescents with opioid use disorders.
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Adolescent Behavior psychology
Drug Overdose epidemiology
Drug Overdose etiology
Drug Overdose psychology
Drug Overdose therapy
Social Determinants of Health
United States epidemiology
Opioid-Related Disorders epidemiology
Opioid-Related Disorders etiology
Opioid-Related Disorders psychology
Opioid-Related Disorders therapy
Prescription Drug Misuse adverse effects
Prescription Drug Misuse prevention control
Prescription Drug Misuse psychology
Prescription Drug Misuse statistics numerical data
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