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Adolescents With Mental Health Issues At Risk For Long-Term Opiate Use

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Adolescents With Mental Health Issues At Risk For Long-Term Opiate Use

June 08, 2012

http://kuow.org/program.php?id=26979

 

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A new study out of Seattle Children's Research Institute shows that young patients who take opiates like Oxycontin for chronic pain are more than twice as likely to become addicted to the drugs if they have a mental health condition. Lead researcher Dr. Laura Richardson discusses the study’s findings.

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