America’s Popping Pills Problem
Over 52 million people in the US, over the age of 12, have used prescription drugs non-medically in their lifetime. Almost 6.2 million people have used them non-medically in the past month. In 2010, the number of prescription drug abusers was 7 million. Most abused prescription drugs fall under 3 categories, 5 .1 million for painkillers, 2.2 million for tranquilizers, and 1.1 million for stimulants.