Study links opioid use to mental health

Mentally ill at least half of opioid users

Staff photo by DAMIEN FISHER John Broderick, former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, speaks about a new study unveiled Monday showing the links between mental illness and opioid use. He spoke at an event at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Nashua, with U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Dr. Brian Sites, the co-authors of the study.

NASHUA – A new study published this week by Dartmouth-Hitchcock doctors links mental illness to the opioid addiction crisis, showing that more than half of all people obtaining opioid prescriptions have some form of mental health illness.

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