Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
Only about 7% of Americans with an alcohol use disorder ever receive treatment.
An average of 30 Americans lose their lives every day in an alcohol-related car accident.
An average of six Americans die every day from alcohol poisoning.
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.
Heavy drinking and alcoholism cost the United States over $223 billion annually.
In 2017, over 15,000 Americans died from a Heroin overdose.