New Report on Nonmedical Use of Pain Relievers

Misuse of prescription drugs is second only to marijuana as the nation’s most prevalent drug problem. The annual average number of people using pain relievers nonmedically for the first time in the past 12 months has exceeded the number of new marijuana users since 2002. Accordingly, misuse of prescription pain relievers has been cited as a growing public health problem.

Date Added: 07/07/08

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