Co-morbid pain and psychopathology in males and females admitted to treatment for opioid analgesic abuse.

@article{Cicero2008ComorbidPA,
  title={Co-morbid pain and psychopathology in males and females admitted to treatment for opioid analgesic abuse.},
  author={Theodore J. Cicero and Michael T Lynskey and Alexandre A. Todorov and James A. Inciardi and Hilary L. Surratt},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2008},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={127-35}
}
The purpose of this study was to identify co-morbidity in a national sample (N=1408) of males and females entering treatment for opioid abuse. Our sample was primarily white, lived in small urban, suburban or rural locations (80%), and was well-educated. Chronic pain was a symptomatic feature in over 60% of all subjects. Furthermore, 79% of male and 85% of female prescription opioid abusers indicated that their first exposure to an opioid was a legitimate prescription for pain which… CONTINUE READING
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