Hard Facts

  • According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health(NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014.
  • Drug abuse and addiction cost American society close to $200 billion in healthcare, criminal justice, legal, and lost workplace production/participation costs in 2007, the (ONDCP) report
  • Opioids killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.
  • Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids
  • About 11.5 million adults misused prescription pain relievers at least once in the past year.