Assessing the Reach of the U.S. Opioid Crisis – New Poll


The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) recently released results from a poll to assess the broad reach of the opioid crisis on families across the United States. The poll results reveal that three-in-ten people (29%) say they or someone in their family has been addicted to opioids. Two-thirds of people (66%) report they or a family member have been addicted to alcohol or drugs, or have experienced homelessness, hospitalization, or death as a result of addiction. And one-in-five adults (19%) say they have personally been addicted to drugs or alcohol, had a drug overdose requiring an emergency room visit or hospitalization, or experienced homelessness because of an addiction. For more information on the poll results and other findings, see KFF’s full publication.

The Integration Academy contains many materials dedicated to understanding and addressing substance use disorder, including Topic Briefs on Stimulant Use Disorders in Behavioral Health Integration and the Role of Primary Care and Integrated Behavioral Health in Polysubstance Use. For more information from the Integration Academy related to substance use disorders, see below: