Additional References:

“Substance abuse is a national public health crisis that robs the United States of its most valuable asset - its people”  – 2016 Surgeon General Report

While also in the US​...


17M people with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

  • 88K AUD related deaths per year
  • AUD cost the US $250 billion per year
  • 10% of children live with an AUD adult

1. 2017 NYT/CDC  2. NYT 1/6/2017. Has Opioid Abuse Effected You  3. NIDA Opioid Crisis webpage


3M people use Cocaine

  • 11K cocaine related deaths in 2016
  • 500K cocaine related ER visits (/yr)
  • 750K babies exposed to cocaine during pregnancy (/yr)