Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
From 1996 to 2013, the number of Americans who filled prescriptions for Benzodiazepines increased by 67%.
In 19 states, Meth causes more deaths than all Opioids combined, including Fentanyl.
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 25% of people who experiment with Heroin develop a Heroin use disorder.
About 300 million people worldwide have an alcohol use disorder.
Heavy drinking and alcoholism cost the United States over $223 billion annually.