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 Census Data to see what could have been done in all those lost lifetimes. Click here to view the full infographic.
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.
While there is no denying that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that occurs in some children, it is also becoming clear that this medical problem can often be misdiagnosed.
Today, there are more than 6 million boys and girls taking pharmaceutical drugs to address ADHD diagnoses. However, this treatment isn’t always necessary and may be creating widespread economic, sociological and emotional/physical consequences.
Approximately 1 in 5 (or 20%) of children diagnosed with ADHD are misdiagnosed, and do not need ADHD medications.
There are many possible causes behind the misdiagnoses of ADHD in children. Check out the video below to learn more about the statistics surrounding ADHD and its misdiagnosis in America’s children:
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Since the year 2007, there has been a 28% increase in the number of children taking ADHD drugs.
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.