In 2014, 27 million people aged 12 or older used an illicit drug in the past month.1
Overdose deaths from prescription drugs have more than doubled since 20012
National Overdose Deaths—Number of Deaths from Prescription Drugs. The figure above is a bar chart showing the total number of U.S. overdose deaths involving prescription drugs from 2001 to 2014. The chart is overlayed by a line graph showing the number of deaths by females and males. From 2001 to 2014 there was a 2.8-fold increase in the total number of deaths.2
INTAC® raises a barrier against prescription drug abuse
1. Hedden SL, Kennet J, Lipari R, et al; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Behavioral health trends in the United States: results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FRR1-2014/NSDUH-FRR1-2014.htm. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality publication No. SMA 15-4927. Published September 2015. Accessed November 15, 2016.
2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Overdose death rates. National Institutes of Health website. https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates. Revised December 2015. Accessed November 15, 2016.