Substance abuse is a growing problem. Sadly, over 40 million people suffer from some form of addiction, whether it is dependence on alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription drugs.
Although substance abuse is a global problem, it presents a particular challenge for the United States. With no more than 5 percent of the world’s population, the nation consumes a stunning 75 percent of the world’s pharmaceutical drugs, many of which are taken illicitly by people with no medical prescription.
Unfortunately, recent years have seen an alarming increase in the prevalence of substance abuse. Read the following infographic byRetreat Addiction Centers to learn more about the deadly and growing problem of substance abuse among U.S. adults.
Substance Abuse Statistics in U.S. Adults
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