The Relationship between Pill Sharing Networks and Abuse of Opiate Pain Relievers

dc.contributor.advisor Weatherby, Norman Bass-Thomas, Cynthia M.
dc.contributor.committeemember Owusu, Andrew
dc.contributor.department Health & Human Performance en_US 2015-12-18T19:10:33Z 2015-12-18T19:10:33Z 2015-10-30
dc.description.abstract Extended research on prescription drug abuse is limited, specifically
dc.description.abstract surrounding opiate pill source. The purpose of the current research study is to
dc.description.abstract examine if people who receive opiate prescription pills from friends use more
dc.description.abstract opiate prescription pills per month than people who receive them from other
dc.description.abstract sources and doctors. A sample size of 1,462 opiate prescription abusers was
dc.description.abstract drawn from the 67,804 participants who participated in the 2010 National Survey
dc.description.abstract on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The relationship between opiate prescription
dc.description.abstract pill use and source of pills was examined. People who obtain pills from other
dc.description.abstract sources significantly used opiate pills on more days than those who got pills from
dc.description.abstract friends or doctors. Opiate usage did not differ by gender or age. Usage was
dc.description.abstract higher for people in treatment for emotional/mental distress than for those not in
dc.description.abstract treatment. Future research into additional prescription opiate pill abuse sources
dc.description.abstract is necessary. The development of interventions to reduce opiate pill diversion is
dc.description.abstract also recommended. M.S.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Abuse
dc.subject Networks
dc.subject Opiate
dc.subject Pill
dc.subject Relationship
dc.subject Sharing
dc.subject.umi Health education
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.title The Relationship between Pill Sharing Networks and Abuse of Opiate Pain Relievers
dc.type Thesis
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