Statistics on Addiction Treatment & Recovery in the United States

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), research on the science of addiction and the treatment of substance use disorders has led to the development of research-based methods that help people to achieve and maintain remission from substance use disorder and cessation from heavy use allowing them to resume fulfilling lives, also known as being in recovery. 1

Like other chronic diseases such as heart disease or asthma, treatment for drug addiction usually isn’t a cure. But addiction can be managed successfully. Treatment enables people to counteract addiction’s disruptive effects on their brain and behavior and regain control of their lives.