Overdose deaths linked to Benzodiazepines, like Ativan, have seen a 4.3-fold increase from 2002 to 2015.
Marijuana is actually dangerous, impacting the mind by causing memory loss and reducing ability.
Over 60 percent of Americans on Anti-Depressants have been taking them for two or more years.
The biggest abusers of prescription drugs aged 18-25.
Morphine's use as a treatment for opium addiction was initially well received as morphine has about ten times more euphoric effects than the equivalent amount of opium. Over the years, however, morphine abuse increased.
Meperidine (brand name Demerol) and hydromorphone (Dilaudid) come in tablets and propoxyphene (Darvon) in capsules, but all three have been known to be crushed and injected, snorted or smoked.
Pharmacological treatment for depression began with MAOIs and tricyclics dating back to the 1950's.
Alcoholism has been found to be genetically inherited in some families.
Cocaine use is highest among Americans aged 18 to 25.
The coca leaf is mainly located in South America and its consumption has dated back to 3000 BC.
Over 2.3 million adolescents were reported to be abusing prescription stimulant such as Ritalin.
Over 80% of individuals have confidence that prescription drug abuse will only continue to grow.
There are approximately 5,000 LSD-related emergency room visits per year.
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