Some facts about addiction and drug use
According to the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine):
*Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014
*In 2014, an estimated 28,000 adolescents had used heroin in the past year, and an estimated 16,000 were current heroin users. Additionally, an estimated 18,000 adolescents had heroin a heroin use disorder in 2014.
*Heroin use rose by 75 percent between 2007 and 2011,with an 80 percent increase in first-time use among 12 to 17-year-olds since 2002, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)