Did You Know. 42% of US high school seniors use alcohol. Did You Know. 90% of drug and alcohol addictions begin in the teenage years. Did You Know. Over 40% of people who begin drinking before age 15 become alcoholics. Did You Know.
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42% of US high school seniors use alcohol
90% of drug and alcohol addictions begin in the teenage years
Over 40% of people who begin drinking before age 15 become alcoholics
16% percent of 8th graders reported drinking alcohol within the past month and 32% reported drinking alcohol in the past year
50% of high school seniors admitted to illicit drug use
Abuse of prescription drugs is highest among young adults age 18 - 25 years
18% of adults have alcoholism in their family
38% of adults have one relative with alcoholism
76 million people (4 out of 10) are affected by alcoholism
10 million people are married to someone with alcoholism
1 out of 3 failed marriages is attributed to addiction issues
Painkillers, depressants and antidepressants are responsible for more overdose deaths than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and amphetamines combined