Fraction of Americans With Drug Addiction Receive Treatment, Surgeon General Says – NY Times

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The majority of people who misuse substances do not develop a use disorder, the report said. But roughly one in seven Americans — 14.6 percent of the population — are expected to develop such a disorder at some point.

Only about 10 percent of people with a substance use disorder receive any type of specialty treatment, the report said. And while more than 40 percent of people with such a disorder also have a mental health condition, fewer than half receive treatment for either.

– by Katharine Q. Seelye
NY Times
November 17, 2016

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