Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
3.5 percent (2019)
3.6 percent of persons aged 12 years and over reported misuse of a prescription pain reliever in the past 12 months in 2018
Reduce the proportion of prescription pain reliever misuse in the past year
Misuse of prescription opioids can cause opioid use disorder and overdose deaths. Improving opioid prescribing practices and increasing safe disposal of unused opioids can help reduce prescription opioid misuse.
Topics: Drug and Alcohol Use, Chronic Pain
Workgroup: Substance Use Workgroup