Four In 10 Americans Have Known Someone Addicted To Painkillers
The poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation also shows that a quarter of the respondents had a close friend or family member people who is addicted.
The Washington Post:
Four In 10 Say They Know Someone Who Has Been Addicted To Prescription Painkillers
Nearly four in 10 people know someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers, including 25 percent who say it was a close friend or family member and 2 percent who acknowledge their own addiction, according to a new poll. The Kaiser Family Foundation survey released Tuesday also reveals that 16 percent say they know someone who has died from an overdose of prescription painkillers, including 9 percent who say that person was a family member or close friend. (Bernstein, 11/24)
Kaiser Health News:
Most Americans See Personal Tie To Rising Prescription Painkiller Abuse
The growing abuse of prescription painkillers now touches home for a majority of Americans, according to a poll released Tuesday. More than 56 percent of the public say they have a personal connection to the issue, reports the latest monthly tracking poll of the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Gillespie, 11/24)