Have you ever stopped to think about the possibly grave impact of the use and abuse of prescription drugs, especially when weighed against the more "hardcore drugs" like cocaine and marijuana? Often, we restrict our perception of "what's dangerous" to those drugs that are illegal, and which are often viewed with the most social disdain (and for good reason when you consider the considerable destruction that their abuse has wreaked on the lives of many), but at the same time... Are we undermining the danger of abuse of prescription drugs? The National Institute on Drug Abuse has reported that: " prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are, after marijuana (and alcohol), the most commonly abused substances by Americans 14 and older." In light of this reality, which type of drug do you think has the greater negative impact? Prescription or "Hardcore"? OR Are they both to be viewed with the same caution, as equaly dangerous when abused?