Important facts about the impact of alcohol and drugs on public health:
Alcohol and drugs account for 25% of the 2 million deaths that occur in the United States every year, more than any other preventable health problem.InSight helps address these important concerns.
Between 40 and 50% of all traffic deaths are attributable to alcohol.
Alcohol and drug use is directly or indirectly responsible for 1/3 of all emergency room visits.
In trauma centers around the country, about half of all trauma patients screen positive for alcohol or drugs.
Substance use costs each person in Texas an average of $1500 per year in taxes and increased health care costs.