Prescription Pain Reliever Misuse Increases Among Young Adults From 2002 to 2007

Adults aged 18 to 25 currently using pain relievers for nonmedical reasons increased from 4.1 percent in 2002 to 4.6 percent in 2007, according to a report based on a series of nationwide surveys. However, this report showed encouraging findings among youth aged 12 to 17 in that nonmedical use of pain relievers in the past month had declined from 3.2 percent in 2002 to 2.7 percent in 2007.

Date Added: 02/10/09

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