Across America, millions of Americans die at the hands of substance dependency on an annual basis â€“ with a current total of around 23.5 Americans across the nation addicted to drugs or alcohol. Mortality rates directly linked to drug addiction and alcoholism have more than doubled since the 1980â€™s. More deaths, illnesses, and disabilities are attributed to addiction than any other preventable disease, with a total of 1 in 4 fatalities in America directly resulting from abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs. However, despite these alarming and disturbing rates, only 11% of those afflicted with chemical dependency seek the treatment they so desperately need.
This is not to say that treatment is not available to all those who deserve it. Regardless of age, gender, personal experience, economic background, or geographical location, treatment is accessible to all who seek it. Because the rates of addiction throughout the country have skyrocketed so significantly, inpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers have been established in every major city nationwide. If you or someone you love is battling a life-threatening addiction to drugs or alcohol, there is no reason why you should delay the process of recovery any longer. Browse through our comprehensive list of available treatment options (to the left), organized by state â€“ or call one of our trained representatives to discover what specific treatment options are available to you.