Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
About 17% of regular Benzodiazepine users have misused Benzodiazepines, but less than 2% exhibit symptoms of Benzodiazepine dependence.
In 2018, 28% of college students and 14% of 12th graders admitted to binge drinking.
From 1996 to 2013, the number of Americans who filled prescriptions for Benzodiazepines increased by 67%.
On a global scale, an alcohol-related illness, injury, murder, or suicide is the cause of 5.3% (or 1 in every 20) deaths every year.
Benzodiazepine dependence often coincides with other forms of substance abuse. For example, about 20% of Americans with alcoholism also abuse Benzodiazepines.
The number of fatal overdoses which involved Meth tripled from 2011 to 2016.