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.
About 494,000 Americans regularly use Heroin.
About 17% of regular Benzodiazepine users have misused Benzodiazepines, but less than 2% exhibit symptoms of Benzodiazepine dependence.
About 5% of the population of the United States regularly uses at least one Benzodiazepine.
In 2018, 1.4% of American 8th grades, 2.6% of 10th graders, and 3.9% of 12th graders reported trying Cocaine at least once.
More than 700,000 Americans died from a drug overdose from 1999 to 2017.