shows the impact of the drug epidemic in the united states

Drug & Alcohol Epidemic

Drug addiction is one of the leading problems the world is facing today.

The abuse of and addiction to drugs such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is affecting the health, social, and economic welfare of all societies.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency estimates that over 23 million Americans (age 12 and older) are addicted to alcohol and other drugs.

drug impact on america

Painkillers, Narcotics, & Addiction

The abuse of and addiction to drugs such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is affecting the health, social, and economic welfare of all societies.

Substance Use Disorder Worldwide

According to an article from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) , in 2020, mental and substance use disorders will surpass all physical diseases as a major cause of disability worldwide.

Heroin death toll rising

“The Hardest Hit.”

Watch the documentary above  on heroin and prescription drug abuse in Virginia. This shows the life of an addict and the issues they are facing daily resulting to the rising death toll from overdose.