Opioid use in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

Key insights

Share of U.S. adults who thought opioid addiction was the most important health issue facing the U.S. in 2023
Share of those aged 12 years and older who found it easy to obtain heroin
Lifetime odds of dying from opioids in the U.S.
1 in 58

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