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07/11/2017

Americans with MH disorders receive 51% of all opioids prescribed in the US

Study finds that as a population, the 16% of adults with mental health disorders receive more than half of all opioid prescriptions distributed each year in the United States. Improving pain management among this population is critical to reduce national dependency on opioids.

Prescription Opioid Use among Adults with Mental Health Disorders in the United States