Are you taking more pain medications than prescribed? If so, you could be one of the millions of Americans dealing with prescription drug addiction. Most people think of street drugs when they think of drug abuse, but addiction to prescription medication has skyrocketed in the U.S. in recent years. Prescription drug abuse is running especially rampant in demographics not usually associated with addiction—educated, working adults aged 35 to 64.

This video discusses some of the causes of America’s prescription drug addiction epidemic. Doctors prescribe more pain medications than ever before. Another problem is a societal trend to rely on medications for quick fixes to major problems.


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