In 2014, around 31,000 people deceased from heroin or prescription opioids overdose. An estimated 12 percent of children in America live with a substance abuse parent. The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) estimates that around 50% of the children and teens placed in foster care hold a documented reason for parental drug abuse.
Stimulant drug abuse is quite harmful considering sharing of injection needles and thus exponentially increasing the risks of acquiring Human Immuno Deficiency Diseases like HIV, Hepatitis.
Alcohol stars in 40% of all violent crimes today. Crimes like Drunk and drive, rape, murder and destruction of public properties occurs mainly under the influence of drugs and alcohol intoxication. Every year in the U.S., drunk and drive avows approximately 10,000 lives and estimates a cost of $194 billion. In 2014, alcohol implied driving fatalities bundled 9,967 deaths (31% of the overall driving fatalities). 1.9 million juvenile arrests are quoted under substance abuse circumstances. Most drunk and drive accidents result in immediate death. Alcohol is believed to be the fourth leading avoidable deaths in the US.