Effects Of Prescription Drug Abuse And The Affects It Can Have On The Lives Of Those Abusing Them

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Research Paper Project Codi D Saldana Shellie Parker MC&B 05/24/16 Prescription Drug Abuse, Codi Saldana Abstract This Research Project will be on the effects of Prescription Drug Abuse, and the affects it can have on the lives of those abusing them. In the report I will go into further details on the difference between what it means to be physically dependent to prescription drugs, and what it means to be addicted to the prescription drugs. Questions will be left to ask as to why there are so many overdoses to prescription drugs, and what ages groups are more likely to abuse them What can we do to stop the easy access there is to most of these drugs? How do most of these prescriptions become so easily abused and What can the adverse side effects be? Out of 52million people 20% of those aged 12 and older have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons, many would say it is because of them been so easily accessible, but I would argue and say it is because nowadays many of the younger generations are following what they see on t.v such as My name is Codi D Saldana, today I will be discussing the topic of Prescription Drug Abuse in the united states, and how many people are affected by this and what different age groups are affected as well. In America 2010 the population according to the 2010 census was 323,982,505 According to a survey done on the national drug use an estimated 2.4 million Americans for the first time in their life used prescription drugs for

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