Infographic: Mixing Alcohol and Opioids

This infographic highlights the risks of mixing alcohol and opioids by illustrating statistics generated by the CDC and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The first portion of this infographic describes how combining alcohol and opiates yields an end result of intoxication that is greater than the sum of the two “highs” alone. This is followed up with pie charts that visually display the percentages of ER visits and deaths that result from combining these two types of drugs. The infographic concludes with the alarming statistic that 52% of teens who abuse opioids combine them with alcohol, dramatically increasing the risk to themselves and those around them.