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%.
Benzodiazepine dependence often coincides with other forms of substance abuse. For example, about 20% of Americans with alcoholism also abuse Benzodiazepines.
About 886,000 Americans used heroin at least once in 2017.
In 2017, 1 million Americans above the age of 12 years old tried Cocaine.
In 2017, about 30% of Opioid-related overdoses also involved a Benzodiazepine.
About 300 million people worldwide have an alcohol use disorder.