Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
In 2017, about 30% of Opioid-related overdoses also involved a Benzodiazepine.
About 774,000 Americans regularly use Meth.
In 2017, over 15,000 Americans died from a Heroin overdose.
In 2017, 1 million Americans above the age of 12 years old tried Cocaine.
There is a strong correlation between addiction andÂ 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.
About 886,000 Americans used heroin at least once in 2017.