Addiction is a disease just like Cancer; Diabetes;
Heart Disease; Multiple Sclerosis...
Addiction is not a weakness. People of all ages, classes, and ethnic backgrounds can get an addiction. 23.1 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem (9.1%). But only 2.6 million (11.2%) of those who needed treatment, get it!
ANYONE CAN BECOME ADDICTED
What makes someone more likely to become addicted?
DO I HAVE AN ADDICTION?
There are over 13,000 addiction treatment facilities in the U.S.
Go to www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov to find one near you.
Or call 1-800-662-HELP
PROFESSIONALS CAN HELP
A variety of health professionals can help people with a substance use disorder.
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