Startling Statistics

  • 70% of teens who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relativeslearn more...

  • Did you know that every day, 2,500 youth aged 12-17 abuse a prescription pain killer for the first time?

  • More than 25% of high school students report using a prescription drug without a prescription

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Did you know?

  • More people die in Ohio due to prescription drug overdoses than car crashes; 7 people every day, mainly due to prescription painkillers
  • Prescription drug abuse is the second leading cause of deaths in the US
  • 40% of all new Heroin users started with prescription drugs
  • Every day, 2,500 youth aged 12-17 abuse a prescription pain killer for the first time
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Who is the most likely to start abusing?

  • People in their teens and early twenties (12-25)
  • More than 25% of high school students report using a prescription drug without a prescription
  • 9% of Clark County students took an over the counter drug to get high one or more times
  • More than one-third of teens say they feel some pressure to abuse Rx drugs