The Faces of Addiction

Addiction is a lifelong disease that transcends all barriers of class or economics. Nearly 21 million people in the United States struggle with a substance addiction. While so many battle a harmful substance dependence, too few get the help they need to break free from that dependence. The following infographic breaks down the demographics of addiction, as reported by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Helping people find treatment programs is critical to solving our population’s battle with substance abuse.

Faces of addiction

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