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2020 May 29

Drug Alcohol Rev

Use of cannabis and opioids for chronic pain by older adults: Distinguishing clinical and contextual influences.


Bobitt J, Kang H J, Croker J A, Quintero Silva L, Kaskie B
Drug Alcohol Rev. 2020 May 29.
PMID: 32469109.


Chronic pain is one of the most common health-related conditions experienced by Americans over the age of 65. In this study, we examine the intersection between pain, opioids and cannabis use among older adults in Colorado and Illinois and examine how medical needs and other variables associated with a persons' background and attitudes influence choices concerning the use of opioids and cannabis to treat pain.