Fast Facts: Substance Abuse

  Substance Use Disorders…   In 2010, an estimated 22.6 million people aged 12 or older, or 8.9 percent of the population aged 12 or older, said they had used illicit drugs in the past month – an increase from 8.0 in 2008, a change largely attributed to a...

1-in-5 Americans experiences mental illness

A new national US report reveals that 45.9 million American adults aged 18 or older, or 20 percent of this age group, experienced mental illness in the past year. The rate of mental illness was more than twice as high among those aged 18 to 25 (29.9 percent) than...

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse

Alcoholism (alcohol dependence) and alcohol abuse are two different forms of problem drinking.   Alcoholism occurs when a person shows signs of physical addiction to alcohol (for example, tolerance and withdrawal) and continues to drink, despite problems with...
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