Prescription drug abuse in America is on the rise. Today, 52 million citizens over the age of 12 have used prescription drugs non-medically in their lifetime. Over half obtained the drugs for free from a friend or a relative. They’re so easy to get that even teens cite their availability as the number one reason they abuse them. When will the madness end?
In 2010, about 10% of men and 3% of women reported heavy alcohol use. Alcohol dependency is every bit as destructive as drug abuse, but with alcohol rehab, drinking problems can be put to rest. Check out this infographic from an Astoria Pointer to see some of the problems alcohol abuse can create.