Status: Target met or exceeded
Most Recent Data:
0.58 percent (2019)
0.74 percent of persons aged 12 years and over reported prescription pain reliever misuse initiation in the past 12 months in 2017
Reduce the proportion of prescription pain reliever misuse initiation 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 prevent people from initiating prescription opioid misuse.
Workgroup: Substance Use Workgroup