Substance Use Disorders & Recovery

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23+ million Americans (ages 12 and older) suffer from a substance use disorder in any given year.


8+ million have a co-occurring mental health disorder along with substance use disorder.


10.9% of Americans who needed treatment in a specialized facility received it


10% of Americans (ages 18 and older) claim to be in recovery


Pathways to Recovery

More than 14,500 specialized substance use disorder treatment programs

  • Treatment at specialized facilities for addiction or co-occurring disorders
  • 12 Steps: AA-Alcoholics Anonymous, NA-Narcotics Anonymous, CA-Cocaine Anonymous, etc.
  • Other Groups: SMART, Al-Anon (Family), Nar-Anon (Family)


Comparison in Relapse Rates

  • Substance Use Disorder: 40- 60%
  • Hypertension: 50- 70%
  • Type 1 Diabetes: 30- 50%
  • Asthma: 50- 70%




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