19% have been prescribed opioids in the past 5 years

A recent Angus Reid Institute survey finds that 19% of Canadians have been prescribed opioids by a doctor in the past five years. Given the potential for many Canadians to have also accessed these from illegal sources, it is no wonder that many also viewed the problem as a crisis and one in which governments are not doing enough.


Source: The survey was conducted by the Angus Reid Institute online between November 14 – 20, 2017 (representative sample of 1,510 members of the Angus Reid Forum). http://angusreid.org/opioid-crisis/