Types of Addiction
Types of addiction
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Approximately 16% of the U.S. population ages 12 and over has a substance problem. This includes:
- Nicotine (approximately 9%)
- Alcohol (approximately 7%)
- Illegal drugs (approximately 2%)
- Prescription drugs (approximately 1%)
Note: The percentage of the population with each type substance problem adds to more than 16% because some people have more than one type.
Over half of those with a substance problem also use or have problems with another substance.
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Over half of those with addiction are also using other substances.
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