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Pills In America: The Prescription Drug Epidemic Infographic

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Pills In America Infographic: The Prescription Drug Epidemic

Prescription Drug Statistics:

52 million Americans over the age of 12 have abused prescription pills fro non-medical use in their lifetime.

6.1 million people have used prescription pills non-medically in the past month,

Did you know that the # of pill abusers in 2010 was 8.76 million?

The most abused pills in the U.S. in 2010 were painkillers, tranquilizers, and stimulants.

Where are people getting these pills from? Most people either obtain or purchase their prescription drugs from a friend or relative. Other places pills are being obtained from are doctors and drug dealers.

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