Prescription Drug Monitoring: Statistics
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the most commonly abused prescription drugs are: 1
- Central nervous system (CNS) depressants
The appropriate use of prescribed pain medication can relieve suffering, support normal daily functioning, reduce stress and improve sleep. But, when abused, these therapies can be as addictive and dangerous as illegal drugs – and their misuse is on the rise, along with related emergency room admissions.