Marijuana use is associated with an increased risk of prescription opioid misuse and use disorders

New research suggests that marijuana users may be more likely than nonusers to misuse prescription opioids and develop prescription opioid use disorder. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Columbia University.

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“Marijuana use is associated with an increased risk of prescription opioid misuse and use disorders.” www.drugabuse.gov. 26 September 2017. Web. 1 November 2017.

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