Addiction experiences among adults in the U.S. as of 2018

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who themselves, a loved one, or a close friend had select experiences with addiction as of 2018

Addiction experiences among adults in the U.S. as of 2018 This graph shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who themselves, a loved one, or a close friend had select experiences with addiction as of 2018. In that year, 41 percent of the respondents stated that they, a loved one or a close friend had taken a prescription painkiller without a prescription.
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Percentage of adults in the U.S. who themselves, a loved one, or a close friend had select experiences with addiction as of 2018

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Percentage of respondents
Taken a prescription painkiller without a prescription41%
Been addicted to alcohol or drugs other than prescription painkillers or heroin40%
Been addicted to prescription painkillers or heroin24%
Even once taken any drugs by injection with a needle, not including under a doctor's orders17%
Received emergency medical treatment due to drug use15%
Died from a prescription painkiller or heroin overdose13%
Percentage of respondents
Taken a prescription painkiller without a prescription41%
Been addicted to alcohol or drugs other than prescription painkillers or heroin40%
Been addicted to prescription painkillers or heroin24%
Even once taken any drugs by injection with a needle, not including under a doctor's orders17%
Received emergency medical treatment due to drug use15%
Died from a prescription painkiller or heroin overdose13%
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This graph shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who themselves, a loved one, or a close friend had select experiences with addiction as of 2018. In that year, 41 percent of the respondents stated that they, a loved one or a close friend had taken a prescription painkiller without a prescription.
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