20 Facts About Addiction You Need to Know
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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
The sale of prescription painkillers
has increased by over 300% since 1999.
1 in 10 high school seniors admits to abusing prescription painkillers.
2000 2010 2014
2000 2010 2014
of people struggling
with heroin addiction abused
50% of people who had a substance
abuse disorder had a co-occuring mental health condition.
40.7%A 2009 study found
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
adults 18+ were
of people have at least one behavioral addiction.
41%A 2011 study found about
In 2011, the rate of drug use for teens was 9.5 times
higher for those who
smoked than those who
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.
opioid use disorder
West Virginiahad the highest number of drug overdose in the United States.
of Americans with a
smoking, drinking or using before