NYU study claims construction workers most likely to abuse prescription opioids

According to a study published last week by NYU’s College of Global Health, workers in the construction industry are most likely to misuse prescription opioids. 

High rates of injuries from labor intensive work could be a factor that causes the workers to self-medicate with opioids. 

The study also found a factor was lenient drug policies. Other workplaces with stricter policies were found to have less drug misuse. 

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