Prescription Drug Abuse by the Numbers


Prescription drug abuse in the United States has become one of the biggest drug epidemics that the country has ever seen. When most people think about prescription drug abuse, they think of prescription opioids. These types of pain medications are the leading cause of overdose when it comes to prescription medications, and they’re often the gateway to heavier drugs such as heroin. Aside from prescription opiates, millions of people are also abusing medications like benzodiazepines, amphetamines, and other medications. The abuse [...]