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Charts & Infographics

This is where all the addiction data gets organized into something digestible and actionable.

The Invisible Harm of Substance Abuse
2 years ago

The Invisible Harm of Substance Abuse

They account for a relatively small share of the world’s premature deaths—but they are the biggest drivers of disability. Mental disorders and drug and alcohol abuse account for 7.4% of disability-adjusted …
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How We Talk About Addiction
2 years ago

How We Talk About Addiction

Here’s some remarkably cool charts on the history of the word “addiction” & the language surrounding the word. Linguists will delight at these stunning graphs, charting the history of “addiction” in the U.S. and spotlighting how …
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How We Get Hooked: Infographic
2 years ago

How We Get Hooked: Infographic

Many people don’t understand why or how someone can become addicted to drugs. It’s often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using …
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Visualizing Alcohol Use Infographic
2 years ago

Visualizing Alcohol Use Infographic

This highly-colorful infographic, Visualizing Alcohol Use, explores the effects of alcohol in the blood. How much alcohol can your bloodstream handle? Take a look at the graphic to check out everything from …
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This Chart From 1790 Shows the Dangers of Alcoholism
2 years ago

This Chart From 1790 Shows the Dangers of Alcoholism

After the Revolutionary war, Americans were drinking staggering amounts of alcohol. Tastes were swiftly changing from ciders and beers, the preference of colonial times, to hard liquors from the nation’s …
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The Cycle of Addiction
2 years ago

The Cycle of Addiction

From the first misuse, to  occasional abuse, to a daily addiction, your brain changes chemically & physiologically during the process. Check out this infographic on the cycle of addiction.


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The Economics of Drug Abuse Infographic
2 years ago

The Economics of Drug Abuse Infographic

From health care, productivity loss, crime, incarceration & drug enforcement, and hospital and emergency room visits; In the U.S. alone, there’s $300 billion per year spent on illegal drugs and …
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America’s Heroin Relapse
2 years ago

America’s Heroin Relapse

The misconceptions, changes, and causes of the Rx drug & heroin crisis are complex. Following in the wake of overprescribed opiates by doctors, a new wave of addiction is spreading across the U.S. …
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Over-Medicated America: A Drugs in America Infographic
2 years ago

Over-Medicated America: A Drugs in America Infographic

American is a nation of pill poppers. Nearly 13 prescriptions were prescribed per man, woman, and child last year.

We’re one of only two countries in the world which allows direct-to-consumer …
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Marijuana vs Alcohol: Pot May Not Be as Safe as You Think
2 years ago

Marijuana vs Alcohol: Pot May Not Be as Safe as You Think

Marijuana vs Alcohol: popular sentiment has long maintained that smoking cannabis is a relatively safe activity. However, marijuana may be more addictive than alcohol. According to new research, one in six teenagers …
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