Energy drinks and energy shot use associated with non- medical prescription opioid use among adolescents
Keywords:adolescents, energy drinks, opioids
We investigated the relationship between energy drinks (ED), energy shot (ES) and non-medical
opioid use among high school students. Logistic regression indicated ED use was a significant predictor of
non-medical Vicodin (OR = 1.314, P < 0.05) use but not non-medical Oxycontin use (OR = 1.050 P
= 0.073) and ES use was a statistically significant predictor of non-medical use of Vicodin (OR = 1.545,
P < 0.01) and Oxycontin use (OR = 1.590 P < 0.001). Mann-Whitney U tests indicated significantly
greater non-medical opioid use among students who used ED and ES than those who did not.
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