Potential influences on initiation and persistence of extramedical prescription pain reliever use in the US population.

@article{Dowling2006PotentialIO,
  title={Potential influences on initiation and persistence of extramedical prescription pain reliever use in the US population.},
  author={Krista Dowling and Carla L. Storr and Howard D. Chilcoat},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={776-83}
}
OBJECTIVE Extramedical prescription pain reliever use has generated much public concern; however, little is known regarding its epidemiology in the general population. METHODS Using data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2002 and 2003), we explored demographics, drug use history, and physical/mental problems associated with recent onset use (initiated in past 24 mo, n=1528) and persistent use (initiated more than 2 y and still using within a year of the assessment, n… CONTINUE READING

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