“Young adults who do not attend college are at high risk for non-medical prescription opioid use, while college-educated young adults are more at risk of prescription stimulant abuse. These are the findings of a new study published in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
The results show that the association between educational attainment and prescription drug abuse was stronger in young women than in young men.
Young women who completed high school but did not go on to a college education were found to be at a significantly greater risk for opioid abuse than their peers who attend college. In comparison, there was less of an increased risk for opioid drug abuse between young men who attend college and those who do not.”
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Source: MedicalNewsToday.com – December 6, 2014