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The United States' Most Commonly Abused Medications

The United States' Most Commonly Abused Medications The United States consumes 75 percent of all prescription drugs worldwide. 8.76 million Americans abuse prescription drugs each year. Over 5.1 million Americans abuse opioids (prescription painkillers). OxyContin is the most widely abused prescription painkiller. Depressants such as Xanax and Valium are abused by 2.6 million Americans annually. 1.1 million Americans abuse stimulants such as 神 市 市 中 市 中 中 中 市 Adderall and Ritalin. Over eight percent of 12th graders used amphetamines in 2014. 12.2 percent of adults aged 18 to 25 misused psychotherapeutics in 2013. MIRAMAR GETTING WELL STAYING WELL http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/which-prescription-drugs-do-americans-abuse-most/ http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/top-17-abused-prescription-drugs-of-2013/77899961/?page=2 http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/popping-pills-prescription-drug-abuse-in-america http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/prescription-drugs-cold-medicines

The United States' Most Commonly Abused Medications

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Despite being designed to treat specific medical conditions, prescription drugs still have a powerful potential for addiction, causing many individuals to misuse their prescription and in some cases e...

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