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Prescription Drug Misuse

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  • Description
    Prescription Drug Misuse reports the prevalence of the misuse of prescription pain killers by age range.
  • Full Description

    Prescription Drug Misuse reports an estimated average percent of people who consumed prescription-type pain relievers that were either not prescribed for them, or taken for the sole purpose of the experience or feeling the cause. Pain relievers specifically named in the survery included Darvocet, Darvon, Tylenol with Codeine, Percocet, Percodan, Tylox,Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet,Codeine, Demerol, Dilaudid, Fioricet, Fiorinal, Hydrocodone, Methadone, Morphine, OxyContin, Phenaphen with Codeine, Propoxyphene, SK-65, Stadol, Talacen, Talwin, Talwin NX, Tramadol (not pictured), and Ultram. Respondants were also asked to include any other prescription pain relievers not specifically mentioned when considering their response.

    This data is collected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), formerly known as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA). This survey is conducted on a representative sample of U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized people ages 12 and older.

  • Source
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Suppression
    Data where the precision of calculated estimated averages was too low are suppressed.