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Four in five heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers.

Source: ASAM 2016 Opioid Addiction Facts and Figures


Why do teens choose to abuse prescription drugs? 21% say their parents don't care as much vs. street drugs. 25% use them as study aids. 32% think they have fewer side effects than street drugs.

Source: NIH Prescription Drug Abuse in America 2014


Why do teens choose to abuse prescription drugs? 32% say they are easy to purchase on the Internet. 33% feel there is less stigma attached to using them. 35% think they are safer to use than illegal drugs.

Source: NIH Prescription Drug Abuse in America 2014


Why do teens choose to abuse prescription drugs? 43% say they are cheap and plentiful. 49% like that they can claim to have prescription if caught. 50% say they have easy access to other people's prescriptions.

Source: NIH Prescription Drug Abuse in America 2014


Why do teens choose to abuse prescription drugs? 51% like that they are legally manufactured. 52% like that they are easily obtainable. 62% have easy access to their parent's medicine cabinet.

Source: NIH Prescription Drug Abuse in America 2014


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