Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
The number of fatal overdoses which involved Meth tripled from 2011 to 2016.
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.
81,000 Americans tried heroin for the first time in 2017.
In 2017, 34.2 million Americans operated a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
About 17% of regular Benzodiazepine users have misused Benzodiazepines, but less than 2% exhibit symptoms of Benzodiazepine dependence.
The number of fatal drug overdoses in America has more than tripled since 1990.