Alcohol and drug addictions are really worrisome and so are the statistics associated with them. Here’s a look at a few drug addiction stats. It is a fact that almost half of all the Americans aged 12 years and above are into alcohol consumption and about 25% of these are into binge drinking! Another 30 million Americans are into drug and prescription medicine use and its abuse.
Some common types of drugs are Depressants, Anti Depressants, Alcohol, Tobacco, Steroids and Barbiturates. The classification of drugs is as follows: Narcotics such as morphine and heroin, anabolic steroids which help to build the muscle mass, Hallucinogens like LCD, PCP etc, Inhalants like nail polish and gasoline, Stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines and Cannabis which is also known as Marijuana.
It is a fact that almost 1 in 20 high school seniors in America have tried methamphetamines atleast once. What is shocking is that 750000 heroin users are in the US itself whereas Baltimore, Maryland has more per capita individuals living with Heroin addiction than any other state in US. Some celebrities who have been killed due to their drug addictions include Lenny Bruce, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Judy Garland and Chris Farley.