Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and the nation’s life expectancy has fallen for two years in a row. Mental Health issues such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are on the rise.
Most people who suffer addiction are victims of sexual abuse, child neglect, and mental illness. When addicted to a substance, people will do anything they can to feed that fire. Theft, arson, rape, and shootings are on the rise as a result.
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Children of addicts are 8x more likely to develop an addiction. Siblings of addicts are 4x more likely. Families with addicted spouses are 80% more likely to end up divorced. Parents of an addict are 2x more likely to end in divorce.