Heather R. Johnson

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Negative Childhood Experiences Linked to Opioid Abuse

A study from the 1990s showed adverse childhood experiences contributed to illicit drug and alcohol use. A more recent study showed adults between age 18 and 25 had the highest rate of opioid misuse compared with teens and adults aged 26 and older. The researchers in the current study wanted to explore the connection between “early life risk exposures” and opioid use among university students.

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