Survey of Long-Term Prescription Painkiller Users and Their Household Members

As the nation struggles to address the ongoing prescription painkiller and heroin abuse and overdose epidemic, The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Long-Term Prescription Painkiller Users and Their Household Members takes a closer look at those who are long-term users of prescription painkillers to better understand from their perspective what some of the drawbacks and benefits of the drugs are, as well as how they have impacted their lives. The survey explores how these long-term users started taking the drugs, their interactions with medical providers, their concerns and experiences with addiction, and their views of efforts to stem the abuse of painkillers. CONT.

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