THE EFFECTS OF
DRUGS
IN AMERICA

 THE EFFECTS OF DRUGS IN AMERICA 
ILLICIT DRUG USE

TOTAL ILLICIT DRUG USE AGES 12+


 HIGHEST 

percentages of illicit drug use

VERMONT 15.3%

RHODE ISLAND 14.5%

ALASKA 13.7%


 LOWEST 

percentages of illicit drug use

UTAH 5%

NORTH DAKOTA 5.5%

SOUTH DAKOTA 5.9%

20.4 MILLION
PEOPLE IN THE U.S. USED SOME KIND OF ILLICIT DRUG

IN THE PAST 30 DAYS

WHILE YOU WERE READING THIS

3.745

DEATHS

OCCURED FROM DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

 THE EFFECTS OF DRUGS IN AMERICA 
DUI ARRESTS

TOTAL NUMBER OF DUI ARRESTS BY STATE in 2013


 HIGHEST 

number of dui arrests

CALIFORNIA 214,828

TEXAS 90,066

FLORIDA 61,852


 LOWEST 

number of dui arrests

DELAWARE 215

KENTUCKY 2,363

VERMONT 2,647

10,322
PEOPLE DIED IN DRUNK DRIVING CRASHES

IN 2012

PEOPLE WILL BE INVOLVED IN A
DRUNK DRIVING CRASH

IN THEIR LIFETIME

WHILE YOU WERE READING THIS

3.745

DEATHS

OCCURED FROM DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

 THE EFFECTS OF DRUGS IN AMERICA 
ALCOHOL

TOTAL ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AGES 12+


 HIGHEST 

percentages of alcohol use

MASSACHUSETTS 63%

RHODE ISLAND 62%

WISCONSIN 62%


 LOWEST 

percentages of alcohol use

UTAH 25%

WEST VIRGINIA 39%

MISSISSIPPI 40%

EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL USE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AN

AVERAGE OF 30 YEARS OF POTENTIAL
LIFE LOST

FOR EACH DEATH

EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL USE IS THE
 THIRD 

LEADING LIFESTYLE-RELATED

CAUSE OF DEATH


TOTALING  80,000  DEATHS ANNUALLY

WHILE YOU WERE READING THIS

3.745

DEATHS

OCCURED FROM DRUGS AND ALCOHOL