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U.S. adults that know someone who abuses opioids as of 2017

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults who know someone that has a problem with opioid abuse as of August, 2017. According to the survey, 23 percent of survey respondents indicated that they knew someone with an opioid abuse problem. 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.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who personally know someone that abuses opioids as of 2017

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Release date

November 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 29 to 31, 2017

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Original Question: Do you personally know anyone who has a problem with opioid abuse?

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