Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
In 2018, 0.7% of American 8th grades, 0.8% of 10th graders, and 0.7% of 12th graders admitted to experimenting with Meth.
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.
Benzodiazepine dependence often coincides with other forms of substance abuse. For example, about 20% of Americans with alcoholism also abuse Benzodiazepines.
In 19 states, Meth causes more deaths than all Opioids combined, including Fentanyl.
In 2017, 34.2 million Americans operated a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Alcohol causes about 88,000 Americans to die every year.