Share of U.S. adults who knew a person addicted to prescription painkillers 2016

This survey shows the share of respondents in the U.S. who personally knew a person addicted to prescription painkillers, as of 2016. It was found that 44 percent of respondents said they personally knew a person who was addicted to prescription painkillers.

Percentage of adults who personally knew a person who had ever been addicted to prescription painkillers in the United States as of 2016

Percentage of respondents
Yes44%
No55%
Dont know/ Refused1%
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Sources

Release date

April 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 12-19, 2016

Number of respondents

1,201 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Original question: Do you personally know anyone who has ever been addicted to prescription painkillers, or not?

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