Q: (Among those who initially got painkiller prescription from a doctor/medical professional) When your doctor first prescribed these medications, did your doctor talk to you about a plan for getting off of the medication, or not?
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The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a nationally representative survey of long-term prescription opioid painkiller users, defined as those who have taken prescription opioids for at least two months in the previous two years. Click "Detailed view" on any question to view results by gender, region, age and other groups.
This Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll was conducted by telephone October 3 – November 9, 2016, among a random national sample of 622 adults age 18 and older who they themselves have taken strong prescription painkillers for a period of two months or more at some time in the past two years other than to treat pain from cancer or terminal illness. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by SSRS of Media, Pa.