The use of others’ prescription drugs is on the rise. A new Reuters/Ipsos shows that one out of every ten Americans will admit to taking someone else’s precription drugs. The poll suggests that a quarter of those people do so to get high. Prescription drugs are the second most abused drugs in the U.S. behind marijuana and are easy to get from family and friends.
The Reuters/Ipsos shows that only 14% of those who took other’s prescription drugs either stole or brought them.
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