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Is nonmedical opioid use by adolescents associated with later risk of heroin use?

JAMA Pediatrics

What The Study Did: This observational study used data from a survey of behavioral health that included students from 10 Los Angeles-area high schools to examine whether nonmedical prescription opioid use was associated with later risk of heroin use in adolescents.

Author: Adam M. Leventhal, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1750)

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