Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology

Tracy Jackson, MD
Program Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship
Associate Medical Director, Outpatient Pain Centers
Co-Director, EMPOWER Program for Functional Restoration
Vanderbilt University

Statistics on Illicit Opioid Use

  • Americans = 4.6% of world’s population
    • Use 66% of world’s illicit drugs
    • Use 80% of global opioid supply
    • Use 99% of global hydrocodone supply
  • 13 million “new” users of illicit substances (2011)
    • Marijuana (67%)
    • Prescription psychotherapeutics (22%)
    • 14% opioids13 million “new” users of illicit substances (2011)

*2012 National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health, SAMHSA

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