Prescription Drug Abuse is Now the Leading Cause of Accidental Death

Shocking statistics have arisen about prescription medication…

These three drug statistics should stop you in your tracks, whether you have a child in your life, you work with children, or you just care about our future.

  • One, in a single month, more than six million Americans age 12 and older will use a prescription drug for something other than medical purposes.
  • Two, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.
  • Three, about 5,500 Americans misuse a prescription FOR THE 1ST TIME every day!

Here’s one answer. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the Cardinal Health Foundation have partnered to create a robust online resource,, specifically for teens, but useful for all ages.

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