Ren in Opioids
July 29, 2020

One in Ten Americans are Using Prescription Painkillers

Some say that the U.S. is starting to get a handle on the opiate crisis, simply because drug deaths were lower in 2018 than in 2017. This celebratory messaging may be dangerous, though, as the U.S. is still in the midst of a severe crisis. Recent data shows that one in ten Americans use painkillers, a type of drug known to be quite addictive.