74% of adults struggled with alcohol abuse. 38% of adults struggled with an illicit drug use disorder.
Drug use in 8th graders increased 61%. 62% of 12th graders have abused alcohol.
86% of teenagers know someone who smokes, drinks, or uses drugs during school hours.
Drug and alcohol abuse in teenagers and adults.
50% of teenagers have misused drugs at least once. 43% of college students use illicit drugs.
8.5 million adults suffered from both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. 1 out of 8 adults struggled with both drug and alcohol use disorders simultaneously.
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My name is Brian and my cousin, Stacie, has struggled with Drug Abuse since she was 15 years old. She was introduced to it from her friends and she hasn't been the same since then.
My name is Stacie and yes I admit I have struggled with Drug Abuse. I see that my family cares a lot about me and after doing some research on the NIDA website, I have decided to go into rehab and get some help because I don't want to be a part of a statistic and I want to make my family proud.
After Stacie went to rehab she is a completely different person. I am happy that we got her back from the drugs that were consuming her.
I am so glad that I took the step to go to rehab. Since then, I feel different and free now. I want to thank NIDA for helping me get the help I need. Your website made me realize that drugs are badly affecting my life.