Delving Into the Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse Epidemic
Millions of Americans safely use prescription medications every day. But what about those who are unable to control their use and find themselves in the territory of prescription drug abuse?
119 million Americans over the age of 12, or 1 out of 3 people, take some type of prescription drug, according to a federal survey. Today’s consumer culture has lead to a “take a pill to make it go away” type of mentality, resulting in such high rates of use.