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Over the past two decades, the US has experienced a growing crisis of substance abuse and addiction. Since 2000, the annual number of drug overdose deaths has nearly quadrupled from 17,500 to 67,400 in 2018. And tragically, that number has soared even higher, topping 100,000 in 2021. Help reverse that trend for good by investing in solutions that save lives, create community, and support long-term recovery.
Drug overdose deaths in the US since 2000.
165 million or 60.2% of Americans aged 12 years or older currently abuse drugs or alchohol.
Among Americans aged 12 years and old, 31.9 million are current illegal drug users (used within the last 30 days).
- NCDAS: National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics