Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
In 2018, 0.6% of American 8th grades, 0.4% of 10th graders, and 0.8% of 12th graders had used Heroin at least once.
Heavy drinking and alcoholism cost the United States over $223 billion annually.
In 19 states, Meth causes more deaths than all Opioids combined, including Fentanyl.
About 5% of the population of the United States regularly uses at least one Benzodiazepine.
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.
21.4 million Americans committed DUI under the influence of alcohol in 2017.