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Substance abuse often cuts lives short!

by Adrienne

Hello!

We all know that substance abuse cuts lives short, but there hasn't always been a good way to measure just how much havoc drugs and alcohol can wreak. Until now. The team at 12 Keys calculated just how many full, potential lifespans are lost each year to substance abuse: 25,439.

To better illustrate what that number means, we compared the total to data from the US Census in order to see how those lifetimes could have gone if things were different. Statistically speaking, that means we've lost 7,250 college grads, 6,487 married couples, and 61 doctors. To see more groups that could
have been - lawyers, mothers, and even millionaires - click the link below to view the full infographic.

http://www.12keysrehab.com/blog/census-lost-lifetimes-infographic

I hope that you find this data useful and share it with your readers on Drug Addiction Support! I think you'll agree that the research is very unique and would definitely interest anyone active in the fight against substance abuse. If you can't fit it into an upcoming article, we would still appreciate anywhere you can share it, even if it's just a quick tweet, like, pin, or stumble.

Just let me know if you need me to send you the statistics behind our findings or explain any part of the research in greater detail. Thanks for reading my email and I'd love to hear your thoughts on the graphic!

Cheers,
Adrienne

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