2016
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General; United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
From the Document: "In 2015, over 27 million people in the United States reported current use of illicit drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, and over 66 million people (nearly a quarter of the adult and adolescent population) reported binge drinking in the past month. Alcohol and drug misuse and related disorders are major public health challenges that are taking an enormous toll on individuals, families, and society. Neighborhoods and communities as a whole are also suffering as a result of alcohol- and drug-related crime and violence, abuse and neglect of children, and the increased costs of health care associated with substance misuse. It is estimated that the yearly economic impact of substance misuse is $249 billion for alcohol misuse and $193 billion for illicit drug use. Despite the social and economic costs, this is a time of great opportunity. Ongoing health care and criminal justice reform efforts, as well as advances in clinical, research, and information technologies are creating new opportunities for increased access to effective prevention and treatment services. This Report reflects our commitment to leverage these opportunities to drive improvements in individual and public health related to substance misuse, use disorder, and related health consequences."
    Details
  • URL
  • Publishers
    United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General
    United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Date
    2016
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Office of the Surgeon General: www.surgeongeneral.gov/
  • Format
    pdf
  • Media Type
    application/pdf
  • Subjects
    Drug addiction
    Public health
    Substance abuse
  • Resource Group
    Critical Releases

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