Just The Facts

In the United States, addicts and abusers spend $64 billion annually on illicit drugs, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Experts in law enforcement estimate that over 60% of the revenue used to feed addiction comes from crime. Money also comes from family members, unaware that their life savings are disappearing.

In 2009, one out of three drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes who were tested for drugs, had tested positive for at least one prescription medication or illicit drug, according to ONDCP.

We need your help to protect our young people from drug addiction. Families are devastated by drug abuse. Our programs offer new solutions and new directions. Prevention starts with education. Your support for substance abuse prevention education is an important first step in making America drug-free.