Opioid Use Linked to Men Leaving Work Force

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Opioid use may be responsible for a fifth of the record number of prime working-age U.S. men who have chosen to fully drop out of the work force and no longer seek a job. In a paper delivered at the Brookings Institution, Princeton Prof. Alan Krueger described a strong correlation between high opioid use and low labor force participation among men 25 to 54 years old, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!