UPDATE: Fast facts

Substance abuse



Fast Facts

Number of Americans who needed treatment for a serious alcohol problem in 2002

1.5 millionNumber who received treatment for alcohol problems in 2002
7.7 millionNumber who needed treatment for a drug problem in 2002
1.4 millionNumber who received specialized drug abuse treatment in 2002
94Percentage of those with substance abuse disorders who did not receive treatment and did not believe they needed treatment

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services


UPDATE: Fast facts.

Medical Economics

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