Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
Approximately 5% of people with an Opioid addiction experiment with Heroin.
The percentages of American students who reported drinking alcohol fell in 2018, with 8% of 8th graders, 18% of 10th graders, and 30% of 12th graders reporting alcohol consumption in the previous month. By contrast, 10% of 8th graders, 25% of 10th graders, and 39% of 12th graders in 2013 reported drinking alcohol within the previous month.
In 2018, 0.7% of American 8th grades, 0.8% of 10th graders, and 0.7% of 12th graders admitted to experimenting with Meth.
From 1996 to 2013, the number of Americans who filled prescriptions for Benzodiazepines increased by 67%.
In 2017, 34.2 million Americans operated a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In 2017, 26% of Americans aged 18 years or older admitted to binge drinking in the past month.