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AMERICA'S ADDICTION EPIDEMIC

America is in the grips of a substance abuse epidemic. Drugs and alcohol represent a significant problem not just for individuals and families but also on a state and national level. This map contains data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health Model-Based Estimates compiled by the federal government's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

United States

The United States is the world's largest consumer of illicit drugs. Chemical dependency, whether it involves alcohol, prescription medicines, or illegal drugs, is a major problem facing America today, with associated costs reaching into the billions of dollars. An estimated 25 million Americans are directly affected by substance abuse.

 
ALCOHOL ABUSE
  6.78% of United States citizens abused alcohol in the past 12 months.
ILLEGAL DRUG ABUSE
  2.67% of United States citizens abused illegal drugs in the past 12 months.
   
PAINKILLER ABUSE
  4.57% of United States citizens abused painkillers in the past 12 months.
COCAINE USE
  1.64% of United States citizens use cocaine in the past 12 months.
   
MARIJUANA USE
  11.55% of United States citizens used marijuana in the past 12 months.
BINGE DRINKING
  22.86% of United States citizens engaged in binge drinking in the past month.