Non-medical prescription opioid use and violent behaviour among adolescents Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Opioid-Related Disorders
  • Prescription Drug Misuse
  • Violence

abstract

  • These findings, in conjunction with our unique operationalisation of violence, help us draw inferences about the true source of the relationship between opioid abuse and violence. The results also indicate that opioid abuse is a potentially modifiable risk factor for violence. The fact that this negative outcome was observed for youths abusing their own prescription is further cause for concern given the recent surge in opioid prescriptions.

publication date

  • January 2, 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2989/17280583.2013.849607

PubMed ID

  • 25391569

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 35

end page

  • 47

volume

  • 26

number

  • 1