We want to understand why people use prescription medication
that was not prescribed specifically to them.
The last time you used prescription pain medication that was
not prescribed to you, what were the reasons?

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error 95% Confidence Limit
Lower Upper
Pain relief, medication prescribed to me does not relieve pain 94 54.2 5.0 44.4 63.9
Relieve other physical symptoms 20 14.9 3.8 7.5 22.2
Relieve anxiety, depression or stress 2 1.8 1.3 0.0 4.5
For fun, good feeling, getting high 7 6.2 2.4 1.5 10.9
Prevent withdrawal symptoms 1 0.9 0.9 0.0 2.7
Didnít want to go to doctor 1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.5
Pain relief, not related to prescribed pain medication not working 3 1.8 1.5 0.0 4.8
Doctor refused to prescribe pain medication 2 1.0 0.7 0.0 2.4
Cost prevents filling prescription for pain medication 3 3.0 1.8 0.0 6.5
Prescription pain medication not at hand or ran out at time it is needed 8 3.1 1.2 0.7 5.5
Was available, and/or offered, for relief of pain 6 2.8 1.3 0.2 5.4
No insurance 2 1.8 1.6 0.0 4.9
Pain relief, medication prescribed to me does not relieve pain & Relieve other physical symptoms 3 3.2 2.3 0.0 7.7
Pain relief, medication prescribed to me does not relieve pain & For fun, good feeling, getting high 1 1.4 1.4 0.0 4.2
Pain relief, medication prescribed to me does not relieve pain & Grabbed wrong prescription on accident 1 0.6 0.6 0.0 1.9
Pain relief, medication prescribed to me does not relieve pain & No insurance 1 0.7 0.7 0.0 2.2
Relieve other physical symptoms & Relieve anxiety, depression or stress 1 1.4 1.4 0.0 4.2
Pain relief, not related to prescribed pain medication not working & Cost prevents filling prescription for pain medication 1 0.9 0.9 0.0 2.7

Among respondents who used prescription pain medication
that was NOT prescribed specifically to them by a doctor,
excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
 
On Questionnaire Split B