More Likely to Abuse Opioids

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Gays and Lesbians are more likely to abuse opioids.

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Men and women who are in the sexual minority groups are more likely to misuse opioids.

A new study from New York University estimates that 5 percent of heterosexual adults have misused opioids within the past year.

But that number climbs to 9 percent for gay and lesbian adults and 12 percent for those who idenitify as bisexual.

Bisexual women had the highest rates of opioid misuse.

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