Prescription drug addiction is one of the most predominant forms of substance dependency in the United States. Enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month. 6,600 people per day started non-medical use of prescription drugs in 2010. From five million in 1991, the prescription stimulant use increased 2010 to 45 million. 40 people die per day from narcotic prescription overdose.