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.
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