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Awareness builds about college and high school athletes' opioid risks

from Standard Examiner

College and high school athletes can be uniquely at risk of opioid addiction, according to substance use experts, but local officials say their institutions are well equipped to guard against abuses. Students who participated in high school athletics and used prescribed opioids because of injuries were found to have about a 40% greater chance later in life of misusing the substances, said Dr. Liz Joy, referring to a 2015 study published by the National Institutes of Health. more

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