Adults used to tell young people to "just say no" to drugs. However, over the past decade, adults (especially those working in the pharma industry and in schools) have increasingly been advising youths to take prescription drugs for conditions such as attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
According to alliedhealthworld.com, ADHD has gone from being a rare developmental disorder to one of the most widely diagnosed disorders in the U.S.
Not surprisingly, as the diagnoses for ADHD increased, so did the prescriptions for medications to treat ADHD.
This infographic from alliedhealthworld.com shows the rise of prescription drugs and the abuse of these drugs by college students.