90% of addictions get their start in the teenage years. - “The Partnership at Drugree.org”
1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood. - “The Partnership at Drugree.org”
More than 22 million Americans suffer every day with addiction to alcohol and other drugs and more than 100 million family members share their pain
It is estimated that 8 to 10 percent of the people have a genetic predisposition to addiction
Addiction sneaks up on our teens and leads to a cycle of same, isolation, failure and, far too often, death.
In 2012, an estimated 9.3 million underage persons (aged 12 to 20) drank alcohol, including 5.9 million binge drinkers and 1.7 million heavy drinkers. – “SAMHSA, 2012”
Approximately 1 of 12 kids in the U.S. over the age of 12 are addicted to drugs
Approximately 80% of American Children under the age of 18 have used alcohol and ½ smoked marijuana or tried other drugs.
Every day, more than 2,000 kids use a prescription medicine to get high for the first time.
2012, American Drug Policy confirmed: Addiction is a Chronic Disease of the brain and it can be treated.
Addiction impacts 1/3 of American household
90% of people who need treatment do not receive it
The government has spent over $1 Trillion dollars on the failed War on Drugs
More than 90% of people with addiction began smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.
The US consumes 80% of the world’s opiates and 99% of the world’s Vicodin
The age of first use is getting younger and younger with a majority beginning at 12 years old and many as young as 10 years old.
129 Americans die as result of drug overdose in this country every day, and opioids are involved in 6 out of every 10 of these deaths
Heroin-related deaths jumped 39% from 2012 to 2013 and heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nearly 90% of the people who tried heroin for the first time in the past decade were white. and a growing number are middle-class or wealthy.
People who are dependent on prescription opioids are 40 times more likely to abuse or be dependent on heroin, according to the C.D.C.
2.5 million people die from their addiction each year. 6,849 deaths per day, 285 deaths per hour and 5 deaths per minute.