The Fiscal Times: 44% of Americans Say They Know Someone Addicted to Pain Killers

The Fiscal Times: 44% of Americans Say They Know Someone Addicted to Pain Killers

By Eric Pianin

May 3, 2016

In a dramatic sign of the scope of the opioid crisis, a new survey on health shows that 44 percent of Americans personally know someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers.

About a quarter of those people say the person they know is an acquaintance, 21 percent say it’s a “close friend,”  20 percent say it’s a family member and two percent say they themselves are addicts.... [Read the rest of the story at The Fiscal Times]

 
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