Addiction: Definitions and Statistics
Nearly 1 in 7 Americans (~40 million people) are addicted to a chemical substance.
An additional 2 in 7 Americans (~80 million people) qualify as risky substance users; those who use chemical substances in ways that threaten their health and safety.
Recommended CitationGraham, Nathaniel, "Addiction: A Treatable Disease" (2015). CWiC-PH. Poster 41.