The CDC reported approximately 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2021, the highest number ever recorded and a staggering 28.5% increase from the previous year. 

Compounding the problem? Almost a fifth of the country has a diagnosed anxiety disorder, impacting the nation's already strained health care system, and these disorders can start as early as puberty. They can also lead to worsened mental and physical conditions such as depression, substance abuse, chronic pain, poor quality of life, and suicide. 

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