Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
In 2018, 28% of college students and 14% of 12th graders admitted to binge drinking.
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.
81,000 Americans tried heroin for the first time in 2017.
About 964,000 Americans have a Meth use disorder.
From 1996 to 2013, the number of Americans who filled prescriptions for Benzodiazepines increased by 67%.
About 5 million Americans are use Cocaine regularly.