Status: Little or no detectable change

  
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Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
5.9 percent (2019)

Target:
3.6 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
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

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

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.