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.
About 5% of the population of the United States regularly uses at least one Benzodiazepine.
81,000 Americans tried heroin for the first time in 2017.
About 25% of people who experiment with Heroin develop a Heroin use disorder.
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.
An average of 30 Americans lose their lives every day in an alcohol-related car accident.