About Addiction

Currently, over 20 million people in the U.S. are suffering from a substance use disorder related to alcohol or other drugs. Addiction is the most severe form of substance use disorder, associated with compulsive or uncontrolled use of one or more substances. It is a chronic brain disease that causes individuals to use substances despite negative consequences. Drug overdoses and alcohol-related causes are the leading cause of death in America for those under 50. If you or your loved one is suffering from addiction, there is help and hope.

If you are unsure if you or a loved ones substance use is a problem there are simple self-tests that can get you started or you can use the map below to find help near you. Facing Addiction with NCADD is working with health insurers, community health providers, and other experts to improve the health system response to addiction and additional information about addiction is also available.

 


Find help and support in your community

Currently, over 20 million people in the U.S. are suffering from a substance use disorder related to alcohol or other drugs.

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Don't Give Up

Even though it may seem bleak now, there is hope. There are a number of effective treatments for addiction and over 23 million people have recovered from addiction and lead productive lives.

8.5M

8.5 million adults have a co-occurring substance use disorder and mental health issue.

54%

54% decline in overdose deaths in Dayton, Ohio.

5 YRS

5 years in remission is the benchmark for lowering risk factors back to the general population

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