The United States has been statistically shown to have a growing prescription drug problem nationwide. Yet perhaps unsurprisingly, these complications also apply to a number of other regions of the world as well. For example, prescription drug misuse is also widespread in Mexico and Canada, though not to the same degree as North America. Different prescription drugs are available in various areas of the world, depending on issues such as legality and cultural acceptance. A closer look at these differences could demonstrate a more comprehensive view of how humanity has coped with such social issues.