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Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic. Many people have become addicted to prescription drugs because they are so readily available. Furthermore, the media have recently uncovered the popularity of prescription drug abuse among celebrities. This infographic provides information on prescription drug abuse statistics for America.
Recently, you may have heard a lot about so-called designer drugs, and how they’re commonly available to teenagers. Although those certainly pose dangers, young people are often able to find drugs in a location that’s much more accessible: The home medicine cabinet. That’s not a reason to be paranoid and avoid keeping prescription drugs on hand when they’re needed, but it’s a good idea to at least store them securely to prevent misuse by teens who feel compelled to conform to behaviors encouraged by peers.
Sexual abuse happens across the country, but did you know that victims of sexual abuse are 26 more likely to abuse drugs and substances. This fact and many others can be seen in the following infographic. It covers the four types of sexual abuse, statistics for both males and females sexual abuse victims, and common examples of what is considered sexual abuse.
Apart from dying at the age of 27, the five most well-known members of the 27 Club shared similar fates; their causes of death were attributed to either drug or alcohol abuse. Clarity Way Rehab takes a look at these infamous VIPs of the 27 Club.
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?
OxyContin is a prescription drug that has become one of the most abused legally obtainable drugs in the US. The addictive substance in Oxycontin is called oxycodone, which is an opiate pulled from poppy plants. In fear of people crushing the pills to make them easier to take, pharmacies placed a warning on the label that this should not be done. Unfortunately, this had the opposite effect; curious people who curiously crushed the pills often became addicted because of the tremendous high that’s obtained in powder form.
Heroin is known as the most addictive drug ever, and with very good reason. Those who suffer from heroin addiction spend an average of $200 per day to maintain their habit. Although heroin comes from the natural-occurring morphine extracted from certain poppy plants, the effects are anything but natural. Sold as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance known as “black tar heroin,” the drug is highly addictive and often leads to cravings and intense withdrawal symptoms.
Each year, more and more children fall into the many traps of drug abuse. Even children as young as ten years old have started experiencing with illegal drugs, most of which they pick up from their peers in school. Some even smoke marijuana at home and keep their stash in places undetected by parents. This infographic from TestCountry.com looks at 13 of the most common places that kids might be stashing their stash.
Drugs, whether prescribed, over-the-counter or illegal, impact every organ in the body. In this easy to read infographic, the impact of the most commonly abused drugs on the body’s organs and its systems is demonstrated.