Americans Prefer Drug-Free Pain Management Over Opioids: 2017 Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic brief
Americans prefer drug-free pain management. While 22 percent of U.S. adults prefer to take pain medication prescribed by doctor to treat their physical pain, 78 percent prefer to try other ways to address their physical pain before they take pain medication prescribed by a doctor. This finding is based on data collected from February through March 2017 as part of the Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Study of Americans. A research brief was released to national media on Sept. 12 at Gallup headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Read a Time.com article about the opioid crisis (featuring the Gallup-Palmer report) on why most Americans prefer to treat pain without drugs.
Read the opioid research brief at www.Gallup.com. The full 2017 Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic study report will be released in early October.