Prescription drug abuse is on the rise. A new report says emergency room visits due to prescription drug abuse have doubled over the last five years, while the number of people seeking treatment for prescription drug use is also on the rise. We examine what some are calling the nation's fastest growing drug problem.
Prescription Drug Abuse
Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Akhil Mehra, chief of psychiatry and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF
Joni Rocks, executive assistant at Walden House, a San Francisco-based drug and alcohol treatment and recovery center
Rick Lavine, psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist in Mill Valley