Fraction of Americans With Drug Addiction Receive Treatment, Surgeon General Says – NY Times
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
November 17, 2016