Prescription drug abuse is the use of prescription drugs that are mind and mood-altering in a way other than prescribed. If a medicine is prescribed to you, but you take more than the amount indicated on the bottle, or if you take someone else’s prescription or buy pills off the street, this is prescription drug abuse. This type of addiction is much more common than most people realize.
The United States uses more controlled prescription drugs than any country. In fact, we consume about 80% of the world’s supply of prescription opioid painkillers each year. There is some astounding math in that 4.25% of the world’s population is using 80% of the world’s oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl, Dilaudid, and more. Learn more about: