Food for Thought
According to the CDC, drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the United States
In January 2016, one in five people experiencing homelessness had a serious mental illness
Approximately half of all American inmates meet the criteria for addiction under the DSM IV
In 2016, a record 52,404 Americans died from drug overdose. (National Center for Health Statistics)
Approximately 60% of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illegal drugs at arrest.
More than half of all dual-diagnosis sufferers are men. (SAMHSA)
Over One Million Americans over the age of 65 currently suffer with a substance use disorder. (SAMHSA)
Opioid overdose deaths have risen over 700 percent over the past 15 years (CDC).
One in seven Americans are now expected to develop SUD with only 10 percent likely to get treatment. (Surgeon General’s Office)
Over 7 Million Americans are Currently Battling a Drug Use Disorder (SAMHSA)
About one out of every eight people who suffer from drug use disorder also struggle with alcohol use disorder. (SAMHSA)
Almost 80 percent of individuals suffering from a substance use disorder in 2014 struggled with an alcohol use disorder. (SAMHSA)