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Association between long-term opioid use in family members and persistent opioid use after surgery among adolescents and young adults.

Harbaugh CM, Lee JS, Chua K-P, et al. JAMA surgery. 2019;154:e185838.

This retrospective cohort study found that adolescent patients who received opioids for surgical and dental procedures were more likely to develop persistent opioid use if they had family members with long-term opioid use. The study team recommends preoperative screening for long-term opioid use in family members as part of prescribing decision-making for adolescent patients.