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Addiction to Prescription Medications

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Addiction to Prescription Medications . . . a drug abuse epidemic.

Most abused prescription medications fall within three categories: painkillers, tranquilizers, and stimulants. In the past month, 6.2 million people have used prescription medicatiions non-medically.

From this infographic, you can learn a little bit more about the people who abuse prescription medications:
—where they live (non-medical usage rates are highest in the West)
—where they get their drugs (mostly from friends and relatives)
—the reasons teens cite for abusing prescription medications (the #1 reason? They’re easy to find)

Many parents have no clue that prescription medications are a pathway that often leads to cheaper drugs such as heroin.
Read more about this rapidly-growing epidemic in RELATED articles at the bottom of this page.

Popping Pills: A Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic [Infographic]

Infographic by 12 Palms Rehab Center

Suburban Teens Hooked on Drugs (Documentary)

Melanie Griffith speaks about her addiction to pain pills

Prescription Drugs Increasingly Taken as Primary Drugs of Abuse

Pain Meds Cause More Pain! The new silent epidemic

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Why Don't They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery." by Joe Herzanek

Info directly related to addiction to prescription medications  (Chapter 28, Pill for Pill):
Why Don’t They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery

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