Despite years of research and advocacy, prescription drug abuse remains an epidemic in the United States. Every single day, 44 people die from prescription drug overdoses, and drug-related poisonings are now the leading cause of death due to unintentional injuries. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 15 million people over the age of 12 have abused prescription drugs in the past year, and 6.5 million people did so just in the last month.
Keep in mind, these drug statistics are specific to prescription drugs ONLY. These stats don’t even consider alcohol or illegal drugs. When you consider that these numbers are for drugs that people are obtaining legally, from a doctor, they are even more staggering!… [Continue Reading]