Prescription Drug Use and Misuse in the United States: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

SAMHSA (09/2016) – Misuse of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs is second only to marijuana as the nation’s most prevalent illicit drug use issue. In 2015, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) questionnaire was redesigned regarding the data collection regarding four categories of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs: pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. Read more

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