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U.S. adults' opinions on opioid accessibility in their communities 2018

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults that had opinions on the accessibility of opioids in their community for non-medical purposes as of 2018. According to the data, 19 percent of respondents indicated that obtaining opioids would be "extremely easy".

Share of U.S. adults who believed it would be easy to get opioids/painkillers in their community without needing them for medical reasons 2018

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Release date

May 2018


United States

Survey time period

March 23 to 25, 2018

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: How easy would it be for someone in your community to access a large amount of prescription opioids/painkillers without needing them for a medical purpose?

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