"It's Took Over This Region": Patient Perspectives of Prescription Drug Abuse in Appalachia.

Conclusions/Importance: Perceptions of prescription drug abuse among primary care and addiction medicine patients in Appalachia are multifaceted, especially regarding prescription drug acquisition and distribution. Clinical practice implications for mitigating prescription drug abuse are discussed. PMID: 31526177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research

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