The Public Policy Research Center at UM St. Louis is conducting a short survey on your exposure to certain public service messages in the St. Louis area regarding the issue of heroin misuse.

Please take five minutes to complete the following survey.

Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous.  The results will be used to understand the local impact of these messages.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email pprcsurvey@gmail.com.

 We really appreciate your input.

* 1. What is your age?

* 2. Do you live in the St. Louis Metropolitan region?

* 3. Please provide your zip code

* 4. Please indicate whether you are

* 5. Please indicate how much you agree with the following statements.

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
Heroin abuse is not really a problem in the St. Louis area.
Prescription drug misuse is not really a problem in the St. Louis area.
I know how to safely store my prescription medications.
I know how to safely dispose of my prescription medications.

* 6. In the last six months, how much have you heard about:

  A lot Some Not much Nothing
The problems of heroin use in the St. Louis area.
The link between prescription drug misuse and heroin use.
Storing my prescriptions in a locked location.
“Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (also known as PDMPs).” PDMPs are statewide databases that track prescriptions for controlled substances such as narcotic pain relievers.
911 Good Samaritan law. This law offers limited immunity from arrest or prosecution for those who call emergency medical assistance to help someone that is overdosing, even if they are using themselves.
Naxolone (also known as Narcan). Naloxone/Narcan is a drug that reverses a heroin or opiate overdose.

* 7. In the past six months, have you seen anti-drug messages on TV, radio, internet/social media, billboards and other public places that are intended to reduce the use of heroin and identify the link between prescription drug misuse and heroin use?

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* 8. In the last six months, have you seen anti-drug messages relating to the “Curiosity+Heroin” Campaign—a series of advertisements to increase awareness around the problem of heroin abuse, including use of the logos shown above?

* 9. In the past six months, have you seen anti-drug television messages relating to the importance of safely storing prescription medicines?

* 10. How much do you agree with the following statements?

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
It is dangerous for people to misuse prescription medications.
It is dangerous to not safely store your unused prescription medications in a locked box.
I can help prevent the misuse of prescription drugs in my household by safely storing or disposing of unused medication.
If you misuse prescription drugs, it could lead to heroin use.

* 11. Given what you know about prescription drug misuse and heroin use, how likely are you to take the following actions in the next year?

  Very likely to do Somewhat likely to do Not very likely to do Not likely to do at all
Safely store my prescription drugs in a lock box or locked cabinet.
Participate in “drug take-back” programs to properly dispose of opioids and other prescription drugs.
Use another method (besides drug-take back programs) to safely dispose of my unused prescription drugs.
Talk about the problem of prescription drug misuse and its link with heroin use with my family and friends.
Support a statewide database that tracks prescriptions for certain controlled substances (also known as a PDMP).
Support passage of a statewide 911 Good Samaritan Law.
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