Learn the Facts About Prescription Drug Abuse and Safety
Created by The AwareRx® Prescription Drug Safety Program
About 15 million Americans misuse or abuse prescription drugs…and among people 18-22 years old, full-time college students are twice as likely to use a stimulant for non-medical reasons compared to those who are part-time students or are not in college.
From Rx to Heroin
Created by The Medicine Abuse Project
Nearly half of young people who inject heron start by abusing prescription drugs. Follow Katie’s journey and learn more about how Rx drug abuse can lead teens to heroin abuse.
Economic Burden of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Abuse
Created by Scott A. Strassels, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
Prescription opioid abuse and its associated costs are a problem in the United States, with significant epidemiologic and economic consequences. The breadth and depth of these consequences are not fully understood at present.
How Illicit Drug use Affects Business and the Economy
Created by The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
The Federal Government and business community are increasingly recognizing the negative consequences of substance abuse on the U.S. economy and the Nation’s workforce. Abuse of drugs and alcohol is costly for our society and, left untreated, places a burden on our workplace, our healthcare system, and our communities.