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

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By Steve Birr

Original Source: dailycaller.com

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

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