The film is a comprehensive examination of an increasingly troublesome national trend. Today more than 6,000,000 Americans abuse prescription drugs and the sales of prescription painkillers have tripled since 1996. Roughly 6%of the nations 12th graders have used prescription narcotic painkillers, sedatives, or stimulants recreationally in the past year. The film speaks to how a prescription drug addiction can affect families and the individual user who risks heart and liver damage, stroke, seizures, depression, and sometimes even death.
Prescription drugs and many over-the-counter medications can be just as deadly as illegal drugs. Not only can prescription drugs can be as deadly as illegal drugs they are easier to get. Because they are prescribed by a doctor and manufactured by drug companies in labs, people think they are safe. In Rx To Die For, doctors and addiction treatment specialists teach how these drugs can destroy your body and brain.
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