Non medical use of Rx pain relievers over the last year in the U.S. 2002-2018

This statistic shows the number of people in the U.S. who used prescription opioids during the previous year for non medical purposes from 2002 to 2018. In 2018, an estimated 9.95 million people used prescription opioids for non medical purposes.

Number of people in the U.S. who used prescription opioids for non medical purposes from 2002 to 2018 (in millions)*

Number of people in millions
20189.95
201711.08
201611.52
201512.46
201410.34
201311.08
201212.49
201111.14
201012.24
200912.45
200811.92
200712.52
200612.65
200511.82
200411.26
200311.67
200210.99
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Age group

12 years and older

Special properties

noninstitutionalized persons

Supplementary notes

* Use of prescription opioids during the previous year.

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