More Than 135 Teens Are Testing Positive For Painkiller Addiction Every Day


By Steve Birr

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Doctors are warning about an uptick in the number of teens diagnosed with opioid addiction, and they fear recent data only scratch the surface of the crisis.

Researchers will unveil a new study Monday at the American Academy of PediatricsĀ 2017 National Conference and Exhibition in Chicago showing teens tested positive for opioid dependence at a rate of roughly 135 each day between 2008 and 2013. The tests identified the use of both prescription painkillers and heroin, which together affected…click here to continue reading