Non-medical prescription use increases the risk for the onset and recurrence of psychopathology: results from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.

@article{Schepis2011NonmedicalPU,
  title={Non-medical prescription use increases the risk for the onset and recurrence of psychopathology: results from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.},
  author={Ty S Schepis and Jahn K. Hakes},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 12},
  pages={2146-55}
}
AIMS Given the rising rates of the non-medical use of prescription medications (NUPM) and strong cross-sectional associations between psychopathology and NUPM, we examined whether a history of NUPM increased the risk for onset and recurrence of psychopathology. DESIGN Longitudinal data are from waves 1 and 2 of the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcoholism and Related Conditions (NESARC). SETTING The NESARC is a nation-wide, household-based survey. PARTICIPANTS A total of 34,653 US… CONTINUE READING

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