Data are from 35 000 parent-child pairs, controlling for parental and adolescent use of other drugs, attitudes about drug use, parental and adolescent psychosocial risk factors, and sociodemographic characteristics, has found that non-medicinal use of prescription opioids by parents was associated with similar use by their adolescent offspring, with misuse by mothers having a stronger effect than misuse by fathers. The effect was not influenced by the gender or race/ethnicity of the child. Read more in the journal Pediatrics.
Parental opioid misuse predictive of similar misuse amongst adolescent offspring
Feb 25, 2019