Opinions on the seriousness of opioid use in U.S. communities as of 2017

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who thought the opioid epidemic was a serious problem in their community as of 2017

by John Elflein, last edited Nov 6, 2017
Opinions on the seriousness of opioid use in U.S. communities as of 2017 This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults who thought the opioid epidemic was a serious problem within their community as of 2017. According to the survey, 20 percent of respondents thought that the opioid epidemic was a very serious problem in their own community. Opioids are a substance that act on opioid receptors in the brain and are primarily used as a pain relieving drug. Opioids are highly addictive and can cause fatal overdose when used outside of medicinal practices.
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Percentage of adults in the U.S. who thought the opioid epidemic was a serious problem in their community as of 2017

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