33% of U.S. Workforce Using Prescription Pain Medications

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One in three workers reported using prescription pain relievers — the majority under treatment of a physician………………………

Males and millennials were the most impacted by substance use disorders…. Abuse and dependence of alcohol is reported at higher rates than pain relievers and other prescription medications…. On average, non-problematic use of pain relievers was associated with 0.8 days of excess absences per month per person compared with non-users. The problematic use of pain relievers was associated with 2.0 absences, or 1.2 excess days per month compared with non-users.

33% of U.S. Workforce Using Prescription Pain Medications

Integrated Benefits Institute

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