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How People Obtain the Prescription Pain Relievers They Misuse


This short report uses 2013 to 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) to assess sources of misused prescription pain relievers in the United States overall, by demographic subgroups, and by three types of user: (1) recent initiates, (2) frequent users, and (3) occasional users.

Publication Date:
January 12, 2017
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Report Type:
Short Report

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