Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
21.4 million Americans committed DUI under the influence of alcohol in 2017.
Only 10% of Americans who have an addiction ever receive treatment.
An average of 30 Americans lose their lives every day in an alcohol-related car accident.
The percentages of American students who reported drinking alcohol fell in 2018, with 8% of 8th graders, 18% of 10th graders, and 30% of 12th graders reporting alcohol consumption in the previous month. By contrast, 10% of 8th graders, 25% of 10th graders, and 39% of 12th graders in 2013 reported drinking alcohol within the previous month.
In 2018, at least 68,000 fatal overdoses occurred in the United States.
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.