Infographic: Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Friday, August 9th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

Although the United States contains only 5 percent of the world’s population, its population consumes 75 percent of the world’s prescription drugs.

About 52 million people in the United States over the age of 12 have used prescription drugs non-medically in their lifetime, according to a new infographic from 12 Palms Recovery Center. The infographic also identifies the most abused prescription drugs, percentage of drugs used in each state, locations the drugs are obtained, and the top reasons teens use prescription drugs.

Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

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You may also be interested in this related resource: Drug Benefit Trends and Strategies: 2013.

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