Monday, July 25, 2011

Prescription Drug Abuse Gateway to Injected Drugs, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that abuse of prescription opioids may be a first step on the path toward misuse of heroin and other injected drugs.
Science Daily reports that the researchers found four out of five injection drug users misused an opioid drug before they injected heroin. They also found that almost one out of four young injection drug users first injected a prescription opioid, and most later switched to injecting heroin. Read Full Story....

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