The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse - Addiction Science, Prevention & Treatment Research


Why Ending Addiction Changes Everything

As science unlocks the complex addiction puzzle we will find new, better ways to prevent, treat and perhaps even eliminate this devastating disease. This is changing the way doctors, researchers and the public view and treat addiction and substance use. By better understanding this complex disease, we will improve health, save lives and save money. Ending addiction will change everything.

Learn More

Addiction by the Numbers

Addiction by the Numbers

Each year federal, state and local governments spend close to $500 billion on addiction and substance abuse, but for every dollar that federal and state governments spend, only 2 cents goes to prevention and treatment.

Homepage Infographic 2

More than 90% of people with a substance problem began smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.

In the spotlight

In the spotlight

The buzz

Your online source for the latest in addiction news.

Visit our blog

Newsletter Additional Information

Newsletter Additional Information

Thank you for subscribing

This information will be used to better customize your experience and help inform future tools and features on our website.

Additonal Information