20 Facts About Addiction You Need to Know

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<ul><li><p>www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/treatment-statistics</p><p>In 2009, 23.9 million people aged 12+ needed treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. Of these, only 2.6 million received it. </p><p>FACTSYOU NEEDTO KNOW </p><p>ABOUT ADDICTION IN AMERICA </p><p>20</p><p>The sale of prescription painkillers </p><p>has increased by over 300% since 1999.</p><p>1 in 10 high school seniors admits to abusing prescription painkillers. </p><p>www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/addiction-statistics/</p><p>www.asam.org/docs/default-source/advocacy/opioid-addiction-disease-facts-figures.pdf</p><p>www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-facts-and-statistics</p><p>2000 2010 2014</p><p>5,000</p><p>10,000</p><p>15,000</p><p>2000 2010 2014</p><p>5,000</p><p>10,000</p><p>15,000</p><p>Opioids Heroin</p><p>www.time.com/4274651/obama-opioid-addiction-summit/</p><p>of people struggling </p><p>with heroin addiction abused </p><p>prescription painkillers </p><p>first.</p><p>50% of people who had a substance </p><p>abuse disorder had a co-occuring mental health condition.</p><p>40.7%A 2009 study found </p><p>infant deaths </p><p>each year between 2005 and </p><p>2009 were attributed to </p><p>women smoking during pregnancy.</p><p>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</p><p>The Merriam-Webster </p><p>dictionary defines</p><p> addiction as:</p><p> adults 18+ were </p><p>diagnosed with </p><p>alcohol use</p><p> disorder.</p><p> 15.1 million</p><p>In 2015</p><p>of people have at least one behavioral addiction.</p><p>41%A 2011 study found about </p><p>www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/science/technology-addiction-irresistible-by-adam-alter.html?smid=fb-nytimes&amp;smtyp=cur&amp;_r=0</p><p>www.abovetheinfluence.com/drugs/alcohol/?gclid=CNrRjqqbx9ICFVC4wAod_PsDMA</p><p>In 2011, the rate of drug use for teens was 9.5 times </p><p>higher for those who </p><p>smoked than those who </p><p>didnt.</p><p>www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/treatment-recovery</p><p>RECOVERY IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE</p><p>More people receive treatment for alcohol addiction </p><p>than any other form.</p><p>1/3of alcoholics fully recover.</p><p>Around the world, there are</p><p>25,000groups of Narcotics Anonymous.</p><p>700,000people seek treatment for </p><p>addiction every day.</p><p>Between 2000 and 2014, fatal opioid and heroin overdoses more than TRIPLED, and have continued to rise over the past two years.</p><p>SOURCES</p><p>million Americans </p><p>suffer from </p><p>opioid use disorder </p><p>2.5Over</p><p>In 2015, </p><p>West Virginiahad the highest number of drug overdose in the United States.</p><p>of Americans with a </p><p>substance abuse </p><p>problem started </p><p>smoking, drinking or using before </p><p>age 18.</p><p>90%</p><p>877.538.5425FeinbergAddictionServices.com</p><p>www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/addictionwww.piattmhc.org/substance-abuse</p><p>www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/painkillers/international-statistics.htmlwww.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/substance-use-in-women</p><p>1,105</p><p>An estimated </p></li></ul>