Substance abuse is no joke in our state, or in our country! Drugs affect us physically, emotionally, mentally and even spiritually, but they also leave a path of destruction and devastation in our home life, friendships, school, career, goals, and life in general.
You may never have been exposed to drug abuse, but it is definitely out there, unfortunately in our own communities. Drugs take a devastating toll on the individuals who use them, but even worse are the many families who are quietly suffering the consequences that come from living or caring for a person who is addicted to drugs. Preventing drug abuse and promoting healthy family lifestyles are important because they reduce violence in our homes and our communities, reduce child abuse and neglect, and reduce health related issues and crimes.
Did You Know?
- 20% of crashes in the U.S. are caused by drug-impaired driving.
- In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.