Vital Signs about Prescription Drug Abuse

Learn more about prescription drugs and the dangers .

1 in 20 people, age 12 or older, reported using prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons in the past year. CDC Vital Signs.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Vital Signs – Prescription Painkiller Overdoses in the US

Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in the past decade. Every year, nearly 15,000 people die from overdoses involving these drugs—more than those who die from heroin and cocaine combined. Continue reading is Ohio’s newest Painkller Abuse Campaign!

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