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Opiate Addiction
Friday - August 21, 2015 1:30 pm     A+ | a-
Opiate Addiction - August 21, 2015

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 http://www.medicaldaily.com/opiate-addiction-sociologists-construct-distinct-profiles-heroin-and-prescription-348938

 
August 21, 2015
 
Opiate Addiction: 
Sociologists Construct Distinct Profiles For Heroin And Prescription Painkiller Users
 
 
Heroin abuse is relatively rare in the United States. However, a new
Penn State University study finds the growing availability of this drug
has increased its use, while abuse of prescription painkillers also
continues to rise. The combination has changed the face of addiction
with previously untouched groups now being affected, says Dr. Shannon Monnat,
assistant professor of rural sociology, demography, and sociology.
 
In particular, the simultaneous use of both heroin and prescription
painkillers has increased among whites, especially young white men,
say Monnat and her co-author, Dr. Khary K. Rigg, assistant professor
of mental health law and policy, University of Southern Florida.
 
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