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Ellerstrand, Jerisha and Ferrari, Alize J and Degenhardt, Louisa and Whiteford, Harvey and Leung, Janni (2017) A systematic review of the global prevalence of prescription opioid non-medical use with an estimate of prescription opioid dependence. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Technical report no. 337.

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Trends in the nonmedical use of prescription opioids (NMUPO) have been rising in the past few decades, causing increases in morbidity and mortality due to prescription opioids (POs). There is some evidence that NMUPO and PO dependence (POD) is correlated to the use of heroin, as well as some evidence that the rise in NMUPO may be linked to the increases in opioid prescribing seen in the past couple of decades. Despite increasing concerns, however, there has been no previous systematic review of the prevalence of POD.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report, Review
Drug Type
Opioid, Prescription/Over the counter
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Drug therapy, Treatment method
Source
Date
2017
Identification #
Technical report no. 337
Pages
71 p.
Publisher
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Place of Publication
Sydney
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