Addiction is a Disease
Addiction to drugs and alcohol impacts people of all ages, classes and ethnic backgrounds. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 20.7 million people aged 12 or older needed substance use treatment in 2017. Yet, that year, only 4 million people received specialty treatment.
Anyone Can Become Addicted
What makes someone more likely to become addicted?
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There are more than 14,500 addiction treatment facilities in the U.S. Go to https://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.
- Primary care physicians
- Addiction specialists
- Mental health professionals
- Peer recovery support staff