Addiction Statistics - General Resources

Reports

  • Analyses of Substance Abuse and Treatment Need IssuesExtensive statistical information about the scope of the drug problem and treatment needs in the U.S.
  • Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States 1992 study documenting the economic effects of substance abuse on worker productivity, social welfare, crime, and health expenditures
  • Healthy People 2010 Substance Abuse Goals Government blueprint for health care goals over the next ten years; this document guides much of the U.S. treatment strategy
  • NIDA Research Briefs Searchable database of the latest research on substance abuse
  • Pulse Check Statistics from the Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Reducing Drug Abuse in America Overview of national demand reduction (treatment and prevention) initiatives from the Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Shoveling Up The first comprehensive impact study of how much substance abuse and addiction cost each state budget; of every dollar spent, only 4 cents goes to prevent and treat drug problems. Prepared by the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Tenth Special Report to Congress National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse that details advances in drug abuse and addiction research
  • World Drug Report United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention report describes and explains the extent of drug use in developed and underdeveloped countries --- 180 million people throughout the world are consuming drugs

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