Prescription drug abuse is a problem that is having a horrific impact on families all over the US and Canada. Fifty-two million Americans have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons at least once during their life. About 50 people in the US die every day from prescription pain killer overdoses; that’s over 18,000 per year. In 2012 a survey found that approximately 410,000 Canadians had abused prescription drugs. It’s not a problem that respects national boundaries.