Recovery Month

Food for Thought

  • leading cause of death

    According to the CDC, drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the United States

  • homelessness and serious mental health

    In January 2016, one in five people experiencing homelessness had a serious mental illness

  • inmates and addiction

    Approximately half of all American inmates meet the criteria for addiction under the DSM IV

  • Americans died from drug overdose

    In 2016, a record 52,404 Americans died from drug overdose. (National Center for Health Statistics)

  • individuals arrested

    Approximately 60% of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illegal drugs at arrest.

  • dual-diagnosis sufferers are men

    More than half of all dual-diagnosis sufferers are men. (SAMHSA)

  • substance use disorder

    Over One Million Americans over the age of 65 currently suffer with a substance use disorder. (SAMHSA)

  • Opioid overdose deaths

    Opioid overdose deaths have risen over 700 percent over the past 15 years (CDC).

  • substance use disorder

    One in seven Americans are now expected to develop SUD with only 10 percent likely to get treatment. (Surgeon General’s Office)

  • Drug Use Disorder

    Over 7 Million Americans are Currently Battling a Drug Use Disorder (SAMHSA)

  • drug use disorder

    About one out of every eight people who suffer from drug use disorder also struggle with alcohol use disorder. (SAMHSA)

  • individuals suffering from a substance use disorder

    Almost 80 percent of individuals suffering from a substance use disorder in 2014 struggled with an alcohol use disorder. (SAMHSA)