5 Shocking Statistics about Drug and Alcohol Misuse

  1. Those who abuse prescription opioids are 40% more likely to use heroin than those who don’t.
  2. The United States consumes 80% of the world’s prescription painkiller supply, despite not even making up 5% of the world’s population.
  3. It’s possible to die the first time you use cocaine, consumption quadruples the risk of sudden death.
  4. An estimated 88,000 people die per year due to alcohol.
  5. Only about 11% of those addicted to drugs or alcohol actually receive treatment for their substance abuse disorder.

Source: Drugabuse.com

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