Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
More than 90% of people with an addiction start to drink alcohol or use drugs before they reach the age of 18 years old.
In 2018, 0.7% of American 8th grades, 0.8% of 10th graders, and 0.7% of 12th graders admitted to experimenting with Meth.
Alcohol causes about 88,000 Americans to die every year.
Only about 7% of Americans with an alcohol use disorder ever receive treatment.
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.
About 494,000 Americans regularly use Heroin.