20 Facts About Addiction You Need to Know

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  • www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/treatment-statistics

    In 2009, 23.9 million people aged 12+ needed treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. Of these, only 2.6 million received it.

    FACTSYOU NEEDTO KNOW

    ABOUT ADDICTION IN AMERICA

    20

    The sale of prescription painkillers

    has increased by over 300% since 1999.

    1 in 10 high school seniors admits to abusing prescription painkillers.

    www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/addiction-statistics/

    www.asam.org/docs/default-source/advocacy/opioid-addiction-disease-facts-figures.pdf

    www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-facts-and-statistics

    2000 2010 2014

    5,000

    10,000

    15,000

    2000 2010 2014

    5,000

    10,000

    15,000

    Opioids Heroin

    www.time.com/4274651/obama-opioid-addiction-summit/

    of people struggling

    with heroin addiction abused

    prescription painkillers

    first.

    50% of people who had a substance

    abuse disorder had a co-occuring mental health condition.

    40.7%A 2009 study found

    infant deaths

    each year between 2005 and

    2009 were attributed to

    women smoking during pregnancy.

    compulsive need for and use of a hab-it-forming substance (such as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physio-logical symptoms upon withdrawal

    The Merriam-Webster

    dictionary defines

    addiction as:

    adults 18+ were

    diagnosed with

    alcohol use

    disorder.

    15.1 million

    In 2015

    of people have at least one behavioral addiction.

    41%A 2011 study found about

    www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/science/technology-addiction-irresistible-by-adam-alter.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

    www.abovetheinfluence.com/drugs/alcohol/?gclid=CNrRjqqbx9ICFVC4wAod_PsDMA

    In 2011, the rate of drug use for teens was 9.5 times

    higher for those who

    smoked than those who

    didnt.

    www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/treatment-recovery

    RECOVERY IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE

    More people receive treatment for alcohol addiction

    than any other form.

    1/3of alcoholics fully recover.

    Around the world, there are

    25,000groups of Narcotics Anonymous.

    700,000people seek treatment for

    addiction every day.

    Between 2000 and 2014, fatal opioid and heroin overdoses more than TRIPLED, and have continued to rise over the past two years.

    SOURCES

    million Americans

    suffer from

    opioid use disorder

    2.5Over

    In 2015,

    West Virginiahad the highest number of drug overdose in the United States.

    of Americans with a

    substance abuse

    problem started

    smoking, drinking or using before

    age 18.

    90%

    877.538.5425FeinbergAddictionServices.com

    www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/addictionwww.piattmhc.org/substance-abuse

    www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/painkillers/international-statistics.htmlwww.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/substance-use-in-women

    1,105

    An estimated