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Did You Know? Facts and Figures. 2021-03-05T14:02:36+03:00

Did you know that about 4.5 million American women abuse alcohol and about 3.5 million American women misuse prescription drugs?

Women and chemical dependency

  • About 4.5 million American women abuse alcohol.
  • About 3.5 million American women misuse prescription drugs.
  • About 3.1 million regularly use illicit drugs.
  • Approximately 40,000 women die of alcohol-related illnesses and injuries each year.
  • Female alcoholics have death rates up to twice as high as male alcoholics.
  • Women become more susceptible to the effects of alcohol as they age.
  • Female alcoholics live 15 years less than women in the general population.

(Source: National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University)

photo of familyAbuse in the workplace

  • 19.4 million adults (18+) abuse or are dependent on alcohol or drugs
  • 14.9 million full and part-time employees, regularly abuse or are dependent on alcohol or drugs
  • More than 74 percent of substance abusers hold jobs
  • The cost of alcohol and drug abuse to companies in the US totals more than $100 billion a year

Substance Abusers vs. Non-Abusing Coworkers are:

  • 10 times more likely to miss work
  • 3.6 times more likely to be involved in on-the-job accidents
  • 5 times more likely to injure themselves or another in the process
  • 5 times more likely to file a worker’s compensation claim