It’s one thing to know that 12 million people took prescription painkillers without a prescription last year. It’s quite another thing to realize that this number is 20 percent greater than the number of people who watched the last Game of Thrones premiere. Another shocking fact, every 3 weeks, the number of deaths from drug overdoses outnumbers all of the deaths from 9/11. That's 142 Americans dying each day from a drug overdose
Check out the infographic below for more fast facts that will help you put this public health crisis into perspective.
Infographic by: recoveryranch.com