You Are Not Alone
Alcohol Abuse: A large scale national study sponsored by NIAAA showed that 33 million of adult U.S. citizens had an alcohol use disorder in the past 12 months, whereas 69 million had an alcohol use disorder in their lifetime. 60.1 million people met the criteria form binge drinking in the 30 days prior to the survey.
Drug Abuse: A national study sponsored by NIAAA revealed that 9.1 million adult Americans had a diagnosis of a drug use disorder in the past year and 23.3 million had a diagnosis of lifetime drug use disorder.
Substance Abuse: Combined, approximately 42 million people a substance use disorder in the past year, including 33.0 million people with an alcohol use disorder and 9 million with a drug use disorder.
Depression: A national study sponsored by NSDUH showed that 15.7 million people had at least one episode of major depression in the year prior to the study and 10.2 million people, or almost two-thirds of those, also had severe impairments as a result of their depression. Nearly 1 in 10 people have a depressive condition.
Anxiety Disorder: A NSDUH study showed that approximately 40 million adults had an anxiety disorder in the past year and of these, nearly 10 million were classified as severe. Nearly 1 in 5 people have an anxiety disorder.
PTSD: A national study (NCS-R) demonstrated that about 11 million adults have PTSD in any given year and about 4 million of these will be classified as severe. In total, about 25 million people will experience PTSD in their lifetime.
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