Why Do Adults Misuse Prescription Drugs?

A new report indicates the reasons for adult prescription drug misuse based on data from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).  The report discusses the most common reasons among adults for misuse of prescription pain relievers, prescription tranquilizers, prescription stimulants, and prescription sedatives.  Findings in the report are based on 2015 NSDUH data from approximately 51,200 adults aged 18 or older.  The report covers information about use and misuse of four categories of prescription drugs: pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives.

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