Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
The percentages of American students who reported drinking alcohol fell in 2018, with 8% of 8th graders, 18% of 10th graders, and 30% of 12th graders reporting alcohol consumption in the previous month. By contrast, 10% of 8th graders, 25% of 10th graders, and 39% of 12th graders in 2013 reported drinking alcohol within the previous month.
Only about 7% of Americans with an alcohol use disorder ever receive treatment.
21.4 million Americans committed DUI under the influence of alcohol in 2017.
In 2018, 28% of college students and 14% of 12th graders admitted to binge drinking.
The number of fatal drug overdoses in America has more than tripled since 1990.
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.