Prescription drug abuse among teens is a significant problem. In 2012, the Monitoring the Future study reported that 14.8% of high school seniors used a prescription drug not prescribed for them or for nonmedical reasons in the past year. Findings also showed that after marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the top drugs abused by 12th graders in the past year, with Adderall and Vicodin being the most commonly abused prescription drugs.
INFOGRAPHIC: DRUG ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE Drug abuse among employees is on the rise, and it’s costing companies big. From high turnover rates to an increase in Workers Compensation claims, abuse and addiction are a plaque on American business. See the trends in workplace drug abuse, and the need to implement an employee drug screening policy.
Graphic showing the spectrum of Prescription Drug Abuse from improper use to abuse: 1 Taking someone else's prescription to self-medicate. 2 Taking a prescription medication in a way other than prescribed. 3 Taking a medication to get high.