Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
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 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.
In 2017, Cocaine was a factor in 20% of all fatal overdose.
A Meth-related overdose killed about 10,000 Americans in 2017.
In 2017, over 15,000 Americans died from a Heroin overdose.