Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic

Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic

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Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic
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  • Prescription drug abuse is at epidemic levels.
  • There were over 12 million prescription drug abusers in 2010.
  • 100 overdoses per day in the United States alone.
  • Prescription drugs kill more than heroin and cocaine combined.
  • Only 14 percent of parents talk to their kids about prescription drug abuse.
  • 25% of teens use prescription drugs that are not prescribed to them.
  • …and yet, 2 out of 5 teens believe the medications are safer than street drugs.
  • Unbelievably, some teens even believe that opiates will enhance their cognitive abilities.
  • And of those who need treatment, roughly 10 percent actually get any.

Sources:
http://aapcc.org
http://samhsa.gov
http://drugabuse.gov

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