Over 40.7 million Americans abuse alcohol and drugs
• Nearly 6.2 million of these Americans 12 and older abuse prescription drugs
The age group that is worst affected by drug addiction is 18-29
 The average age of first time use is between 10 and 12 years
 1 in every 12 adults suffer from alcoholism
 Only 9% of those suffering from chemical addiction are receiving the help they need
50% of Americans have a loved one suffering from drug abuse at any given time
 There are 39,000 drug-induced deaths in the US yearly (according to the 2009 CDC findings)

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