Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
In 2018, at least 68,000 fatal overdoses occurred in the United States.
Only 10% of Americans who have an addiction ever receive treatment.
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.
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.
From 1996 to 2013, the number of Americans who filled prescriptions for Benzodiazepines increased by 67%.
81,000 Americans tried heroin for the first time in 2017.