Pain Reliever Abuse among Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions

  1998 2008
Total Admissions 2.2% 9.8%
12 to 17 Years 0.6% 5.2%
18 to 24 Years 1.5% 13.7%
25 to 34 Years 2.1% 13.5%
35 to 44 Years 2.9% 7.6%
45 to 54 Years 3.1% 6.4%
55 to 64 Years 1.9% 6.1%
65 Years or Older 2.0% 3.9%

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies (July 15, 2010). Figure 1. Percentages of Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions within Specific Age Groups that Reported Any Pain Reliever Abuse: 1998 and 2008. Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Involving Abuse of Pain Relievers: 1998 and 2008. Rockville, MD.

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