Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
About 886,000 Americans used heroin at least once in 2017.
In 2017, 26% of Americans aged 18 years or older admitted to binge drinking in the past month.
A Meth-related overdose killed about 10,000 Americans in 2017.
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.
Heavy drinking and alcoholism cost the United States over $223 billion annually.
In 2017, over 15,000 Americans died from a Heroin overdose.