Share of U.S. adults who feel substance abuse access to care is a problem 2016

This survey shows the percentage of respondents who feel that a lack of access to care for substance abuse problems in the U.S. is a problem, as of 2016, by personal experience. It was found that 61 percent of those with personal experience with prescription painkiller addiction felt a lack of access to care for people with substance abuse problems was a major problem in the U.S.

Perceived seriousness of lack of access to care for substance abuse problems in the United States as of 2016, by personal experience

Yes, a major problemYes, a minor problemNo, not a problem
Total58%17%20%
Those with personal experience with Rx painkiller addiction61%14%21%
Those without personal experience with Rx painkiller addiction56%19%19%
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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 think that lack of access to care for people with substance abuse problems is a problem or not? If YES: Is it a major problem or a minor problem?

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