Pain medication abuse as a community problem according to Americans 2018

This statistic displays the share of survey respondents who witnessed pain medication abuse and addiction as a major problem in their community in the U.S., according to a survey in January 2018. Only 26 percent of respondents stated that they did not witness pain medication abuse and addiction as a major problem in their community.

Is prescription pain medication abuse and addiction a major problem in your community?

Percentage of respondents
Yes39%
No26%
Not sure36%
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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 2018

Number of respondents

800-1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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