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.
Infographic by 12 Palms Rehab Center
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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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