Prevalence of Prescription Opioid Abuse among New Admissions to Opioid Treatment Programs

Principal Investigator: Andrew Rosenblum

Abuse of prescription opioids has reached epidemic proportions, especially among enrollees in opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in certain regions of the United States. Our previous work indicated that chronic pain contributes to opioid abuse, especially among OTP patients. However little is known about current and lifetime prevalence of different types of opioids among methadone enrollees or factors that may contribute to the use of different types of opioid drugs.

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