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Addiction Treatment Statistics

What is Addiction?

Addiction, or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a serious social, economic, and public health crisis that is not adequately addressed in public policy or treatment delivery. It is a primary and chronic disease, centered in the brain, with psychological and social components.

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Addiction has been wrongly stigmatized, misjudged as a character failing, and largely addressed as a criminal matter.

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Solving the US Addiction Crisis

Renowned scholar and author of NAATP’s history, William White, said that the U.S. has tried to arrest and incarcerate our way out of the addiction crisis. 

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Addiction treatment works - even if too few get the care and support they need.

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The Way Out is, in fact, through education, the delivery of quality addiction services, and strong policy advocacy

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