Survey: Only 32% Of People Know Sharing Opioids Is A Felony

Bloomberg News (3/12, Cao) reports that according to a survey conducted by the National Safety Council, “About one in seven believe it’s appropriate to share” prescription opioids “with friends and family.” Additionally, 28% believe sharing is “slightly risky,” with “little or no negative consequences,” while 26% believe “it’s a misdemeanor.” Just 32% realize it’s a felony, “punishable by at least a year in jail.”

Related Links:

— “Most Painkiller Users Don’t Know Opioid Sharing Is Felony,” Jing Cao, Bloomberg News, March 11, 2015.

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