Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
Every dollar spent on addiction rehab yields $7 in savings for the U.S. economy.
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.
In 2017, 1 million Americans above the age of 12 years old tried Cocaine.
About 5 million Americans are use Cocaine regularly.
From 1996 to 2013, the number of Americans who filled prescriptions for Benzodiazepines increased by 67%.
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.