Share of U.S. adults who want more action to stop painkiller or heroin addiction 2016

This survey shows the percentage of respondents who think that select sources are not doing enough to combat the recent increase in people who are addicted to prescription painkillers or heroin in the U.S., as of 2016. It was found that 63 percent of respondents felt doctors responsible for prescribing prescription painkillers were not doing enough to combat painkiller addiction.

Percentage of respondents who believe select sources are not doing enough to combat prescription painkiller or heroin addiction in the U.S. as of 2016

Prescription painkillersHeroin
Individuals who use (prescription painkillers/heroin)73%77%
The federal government66%62%
State governments67%61%
Doctors who prescribe prescription painkillers63%56%
Police officers who enforce drug laws37%36%
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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

Percent who think each of the following are not doing enough to combat the recent increase in people who are addicted to prescription painkillers or heroin.
Note: Questions asked of seperate half samples.

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