America has an issue with prescription drug abuse. Though the 1960s and 1970s remain infamous for the young, drug-induced hippies which they produced, in our current day age, substance abuse continues to be one of our nation’s greatest plagues. While marijuana might be making headlines all across the country, quietly, prescription drugs have been enslaving their abusers.
Whether from Laguna Beach, California or any one of America’s beautiful East Coast cities, it’s likely that you or someone you love has been impacted by prescription drug abuse. Often, the situation is so serious that drug rehab is required. Whatever the situation may be, all Americans — especially parents — should be conscious of this serious issue. The following infographic speaks volumes about the state of prescription drug abuse amongst America’s younger, teenage populations.