Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
About 300 million people worldwide have an alcohol use disorder.
There is a strong correlation between addiction and mental illness. About 30% of Americans with a mental illness also live with addiction. More specifically, about 20% of Americans with depression or an anxiety disorder will develop an addiction, and people with bipolar disorder are 5 times more likely than someone without bipolar disorder to have a substance use problem.
An average of six Americans die every day from alcohol poisoning.
More than 700,000 Americans died from a drug overdose from 1999 to 2017.
The number of fatal overdoses which involved Meth tripled from 2011 to 2016.
In 2018, at least 68,000 fatal overdoses occurred in the United States.