Adrian is a young adult taking opioids for the first time following a sports injury.

Meet Adrian

  • Age: 19
  • Job: Full-time student; plays on the university varsity soccer team
  • Condition: Recently broke his leg during a soccer game.
  • Treatment plan: Adrian’s doctor has prescribed him oxycodone 10 mg to take every 4 hours as needed to help him manage the pain. Based on the pharmacy record, this is his first time taking opioids.
  • Other: Adrian lives in a dorm room with three other students.

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