High School Athletes and Prescription Drug Abuse

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By Molly Clifton

A new study finds male high school athletes are more likely than other kids to be prescribed opiod painkillers, like vicodin and oxycontin, and abuse them.

Researchers at the University of Michigan were surprised to find out the same does not hold true for female athletes.

Doctors say one reason is boys who wrestle and play football are more prone to injury.



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