Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Prescription Drug Abuse, Pocket Fives
Research Date: April 2nd, 2015

Questions: How many people abuse prescription drugs?

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Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics
Percent of Americans over the age of 12 that have admitted to abusing prescription drugs20 %
Percent of new prescription drug abusers that are over the age of 1856%
Percent of elderly who are prescribed drugs that lend themselves to abuse33%
Percent of stimulant prescription drug abusers who experience depression23%
Percent of the world’s oxycodone that is consumed by the U.S.71%
Percent of the world’s hydrocodone used by U.S. citizens99%
Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics 
Percent of high school seniors who have abused amphetamines17 %
Number of teenagers that will become new prescription drug abusers this year3 million
Number of teens who reported abusing prescription drugs in 20062 million
Percent of high school seniors who admitted to abusing Vicodin9.3%
Percent of high school seniors who admitted to abusing OxyContin5%

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