by George Kunschman October. 09, 2018 335 views

Statistics of Addiction in America. Although most people don’t get the treatment they need, over 3 million people in 2011 received treatment for their addiction.

  • Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding tobacco).
  • 100 people die every day from drug overdoses. This rate has tripled in the past 20 years.
  • Over 5 million emergency room visits in 2011 were drug related.
  • 2.6 million people with addictions have a dependence on both alcohol and illicit drugs.
  • 9.4 million people in 2011 reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs.
  • 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.
  • Rates of illicit drug use is highest among those aged 18 to 25.
  • Over 90% of those with an addiction began drinking, smoking or using illicit drugs before the age of 18.

(Information gathered from Addiction Center)

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 7 months ago

I am going to stick to my addiction, I think I am safer that way :)

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George Kunschman Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 7 months ago

I agree! No rehab with yours. Over indulging just might mean a diet. smiles

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Camellia Staab Replied to George Kunschman 1 year, 7 months ago


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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

Sad but true

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