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  • More people suffer from addiction
    than from cancer or heart conditions.
  • The US consumes about 80 percent of the worlds opioids, but has less than 5 percent of the world’s population.
  • Opioid overdoses are now the leading cause
    of death for Americans under the age of 50.
  • Roughly 8 million Americans are on long
    term opioid therapy for chronic pain
    and as many as 1 million
    are taking dangerously
    high doses.

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Did you know?

  • 88,000 people, including 5,000 youth under the age of 21, die each year from alcohol related causes.
  • Alcohol consumption is frequently the key cause in traumatic injuries and sexual assaults, and is present as a contributing factor in 40 percent of all suicides, automobile accidents and deadly falls, according to the National Institute of Health.
  • Alcohol related healthcare costs are $25 billion each year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Did you know?

  • Alcohol is estimated to cause 3.3 million deaths per year around the world, representing almost 6% of all fatalities.
  • Alcohol accounts for over 5% of all disease worldwide.
  • Only 1 in 5 people with opioid use disorder get treatment
  • 1 in 12 doctors has received payment from drug companies marketing prescription opioid medications
  • Heroin use in the US more than doubled in the past decade for adults aged 18-25.
  • More than 9 in 10 people who use heroin also use at least one other drug.
  • 20% of patients who receive an initial 10-day prescription for opioids will still be suing the drugs one year later.

Did you know?

  • Over 90% of surgical patients still receive opioids to manage post-surgical pain
  • 1 in 15 surgical patients prescribed opioids go on to long term use or abuse
  • 4 out of 5 heroin users started out by misusing opioid pain relievers
  • Alcoholics are 3 times more likely to be physically abusive and twice as likely to be sexually abusive.

 

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