The scope of the drug-abuse issue is inescapable and touches everyone in our country. An estimated 24.6 million Americans, age 12 or older, have used an illicit drug in the past month.1 This epidemic is particularly detrimental to the lives of our children.
Most people use drugs for the first time as teenagers. Every day, more than 3,600 kids under 18 try an illicit drug for the first time.2 This statistic is terrifying.
In 2014, more than 47,000 Americans died from an overdose, driven by a surge in prescription painkiller (opioid) and heroin abuse. Since 2000, the overdose death rate from opioids has increased a staggering 200 percent.3
Another way to think about it? Almost 130 people die every single day from a drug overdose. It’s a national crisis.
Stand with us as we fight this epidemic that is robbing America of an entire generation.
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