A Census of Our Lost Lifetimes [Infographic]

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It is a sad reality that substance abuse can cut lives short. Besides examining statistics about the number of overdoses or suicides due to drugs and alcohol, how can we measure this fact? One way is using a statistical measurement called Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL). We’ve compared the YPLL of substance abuse to … Continued

A Day of Drugs in the United States


Monday, July 14, 2014

Every day in America millions of young adults (18-25 years old) use illicit substances, ranging from marijuana, heroin, and cocaine, to hallucinogens and inhalants. This infographic visualizes how often drugs are used daily in the United States and the number of first-time illicit drug users on an average day.

Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Children [Infographic]

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Over 6.4 million children ages 4-17 are diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in America. However, one in five of these children are misdiagnosed. Check out our infographic on why children are being misdiagnosed with ADHD.

Percentage of Smokers in Different Countries [Maps]

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

People all over the world smoke cigarettes. But how do the smoking rates of each country measure up to one another? Below are some maps that help visualize the data. U.S. Percentage of Smokers Per State According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 42.1 million Americans smoke cigarettes. As the map below shows, the … Continued

What Does Alcohol Actually Do? [Infographic]

Thursday, February 13, 2014

More than just a drink, alcohol plays a massive role in our lives and even our history. It’s embedded into our social fabric but how many of us know the actual dangers of alcohol?  What does alcohol actually do to our bodies? 

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