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.
Approximately 5% of people with an Opioid addiction experiment with Heroin.
About 886,000 Americans used heroin at least once in 2017.
About 17% of regular Benzodiazepine users have misused Benzodiazepines, but less than 2% exhibit symptoms of Benzodiazepine dependence.
About 494,000 Americans regularly use Heroin.
About 25% of people who experiment with Heroin develop a Heroin use disorder.