Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
5.9 percent (2019)
6.2 percent of persons aged 12 years and over misused prescription drugs in the past 12 months in 2018
Reduce the misuse of prescription drugs in the past year
Prescription drug misuse is a key factor in the current opioid overdose epidemic. Effective interventions include evidence-based prescribing and medication management practices, prescription drug monitoring programs, alternative treatments with no risk of misuse, public awareness campaigns, and drug take-back programs.
Topic: Drug and Alcohol Use
Workgroup: Substance Use Workgroup