Prescription Opioid Addiction Risk Among Young Adults Jumped 37 Percent

A new study finds the risk of prescription opioid addiction rose 37 percent among young adults between 2002 and 2014. Past-year heroin use also rose among 18- to 25-year-olds, from 2 percent to 7 percent.

Among adults ages 26 to 34, risk of an opioid use disorder more than doubled, from 11 percent to 24 percent, HealthDay reports. Heroin use among this age group rose sixfold, to 12 percent.

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