Hooked on Pharmaceuticals: Prescription Drug Abuse in the World
Prescription drugs as a category moved up to second on the list of the most abused and trafficked types of drugs in the world.
The abuse of pharmaceuticals hasn’t officially reached pandemic levels across the globe, but it’s grown to be a major cause for concern.
As the global consumption of heroin and cocaine decreased, prescription drug abuse increased. The most common types of medications abused globally were opioids, depressants.
While men were long-considered the most common illicit drug abusers, studies show women seem to abuse prescriptions at a higher rate.
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