Drug Addiction and Statistics (Infographic)
Alcohol and drug addiction and the two most dangerous addictions that the US is facing currently. It is shocking to know that more than half of all Americans aged 12 and above consumes alcohol and out of this, more than 25% are into binge drinking. About 30 million are into using recreational drugs and prescription medications.
At present, there are about 750000 heroin users in the Unites States whereas almost 2.5 % of the people living in the United States have used cocaine at least once in their life. Baltimore, Maryland has more per ca pita individuals with Heroin addiction than any other U.S. state. What is alarming is that almost one in 20 high school seniors in U.S have tried methamphetamineâ€™s at least once. Another shocking fact is that 2.1 million of thee teenagers in United States abuse prescription drugs and 11.6% of youths have used tobacco products. In fact 49.9% of youths said that getting their hands on marijuana was very easy.