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Addiction Statistics: What You Need To Know

If you are thinking about receiving treatment for an addiction, Villa Tranquil Recovery wants you to know that you are not alone.

“19.7 million America adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.” (National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

That’s almost 20 million Americans who are in the same boat as you are. Every single person struggling deserves to receive treatment. Most people will not, however. 

“In 2017, an estimated 20.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) needed treatment for a substance use disorder. Only 4 million people received treatment or about 19% of those who needed it.” (National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Due to addiction and mental health stigma, many people are afraid to reach out for help when they are struggling. About 1 in 5 people battling addiction will receive the proper treatment that they need. To take it a step further, there are many Americans who are also suffering from another mental illness, along with their addiction.

“In 2017, 8.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) suffered from both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders.” (National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

About 40% of Americans who needed treatment also needed treatment for another mental illness. This double stigma prevented many more from receiving treatment. 

You are not alone. There are many people around you who need the treatment you need. They are your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends, and your family. Upon first glance, you may not realize that they might need help. They are hiding it like you are. Let’s work together to help dispel some of this addiction and mental health stigma. Let’s normalize asking for help and seeking treatment; there is no shame in it. 

At Villa Tranquil Recovery, we are here for you. We have a trained and experienced staff that is ready and willing to help you take that first step to recovery. We are here for women of all ages. We want to help you set and reach goals. We want to help you get and stay sober. We want to help you regain your happiness and regain your life. Allow us to help you today. Call Villa Tranquil Recovery today at 866-697-7573.