Why do Adults Misuse Prescription Drugs?
Research Report from SAMHSA
"The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) collects information on the reasons people misuse prescription psychotherapeutic drugs. NSDUH is an annual survey of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged 12 years or older and is the primary source for statistical information on illicit drug use, alcohol use, substance use disorders, and mental health issues for this population. One of NSDUH's strengths is its large sample size, which allows for examinations of prescription drug misuse and the reason for that misuse."
This research report provides the findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.