August 17, 2023
Nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults said they or someone in their family has been addicted to opioids, according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
The latest KFF Health Tracking Poll, released this week, provides insights into the scope of the opioid crisis and the polices aimed at reducing drug overdoses.
“Experiences with addiction and overdose are widespread, with large shares across income groups, education, race and ethnicity, age, and urbanicity all reporting some experience, though some groups report higher incidence than others,” the report notes.
Among the key takeaways:
HAP continues to advocate for resources that will bolster access to behavioral health care and support for patients with opioid use disorder. Learn more about our behavioral health advocacy.
The KFF poll is available to review online.
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