Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
Approximately 2.4 million young adults in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 years old started to drink alcohol in 2017. An additional 2.3 million minors between the ages of 12 and 17 years old in the United States started to drink alcohol that same year.
Heavy drinking and alcoholism cost the United States over $223 billion annually.
An average of six Americans die every day from alcohol poisoning.
Benzodiazepine dependence often coincides with other forms of substance abuse. For example, about 20% of Americans with alcoholism also abuse Benzodiazepines.
About 195,000 Americans tried Meth in 2017.
More than 700,000 Americans died from a drug overdose from 1999 to 2017.