Effects of Drug Abuse in the US #infographic #Drug #US

Substance Abuse Epidemic is a serious problem that is growing each day in the USA. Substance Abuse does not include only illegal drugs, but also, consuming illegal substances such as alcohol and prescription drugs. Abusing of such drugs could lead to uncontrollable desire to intake drugs or other substances leading to symptoms such as lack of interest in pursuing a better life, increase in tolerance, and withdrawal. Read some disturbing facts about Substance Abuse:

  • In 2012, there were 33,175 drug overdose deaths (unintentional); 53% of those deaths were linked to prescription drug use
  • 72% of deaths attributable to prescription drugs were related to opioid medications
  • 88,000 people die each year due to alcohol-related causes

Rise in Demand for Substance Abuse Counselors

An infographic by Everythingcareers.com