Abuse of prescription drugs, especially painkillers, continues to increase and be an alarming trend in American society – and American workplaces.

The Quest Diagnostics Drug-Testing Index reports that Hydrocodone, the #1 prescribed drug in the U.S. over the last seven years (and increasing in each of those years) increased 172 percent from 2002-to-2012.

During the same ten-year period Hydromorphone increased 423 percent, and Morphine increased 34 percent. More and more Americans are addicted to painkillers, and prescription drug abuse is an underestimated societal and workplace problem.