America On Drugs-9 Facts That Will Drive You Crazy

It now appears that America is the most drugged country in the world. Any kind of problem you have can be fixed by just taking a pill.

Got a kid that has trouble sitting still? Call it A.D.D and give him or her a pill. It is believed that 70% of all Americans are taking some kind of drug, which means that just about anyone you meet is probably on some kind of medication.

Below are the 9 facts about America on drugs that will drive you crazy.

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By Michael Snyder, on February 10th, 2014

#1 An astounding 70 million Americans are taking legal mind-altering drugs right now.

#2 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors wrote more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants during 2010.

#3 According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug.  An astounding 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

#4 Americans spent more than 280 billion dollars on prescription drugs during 2013.

#5 According to the CDC, approximately 9 out of every 10 Americans that are at least 60 years old say that they have taken at least one prescription drug within the last month.

#6 There are 60 million Americans that “abuse alcohol”.

#7 According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 22 million Americans use illegal drugs.

#8 Incredibly, more than 11 percent of all Americans that are 12 years of age or older admit that they have driven home under the influence of alcohol at least once during the past year.

#9 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an unintentional drug overdose death in the United States every 19 minutes.

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Originally posted 2014-02-18 00:12:42.

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