Category: narcotic use in children

HEALTH SPOTLIGHT: Do Narcotic Prescriptions for Children Increase Risk for Future Addiction?

Everyone has heard of the explosion our society has experienced over the past decade in narcotic addiction. Traditionally illicit narcotic use was from heroin, which has no medical use. Our current epidemic is different, appearing largely driven by misuse of prescription narcotics such as oxycodone (Oxycontin) or hydrocodone (Vicodin).