Addiction & Rehab 101
Millions of Americans struggle with a substance use disorder. In fact, addiction statistics compiled in 2020 show that among people 12 years old or older in the United States:1
- 3 million (14.5%) struggled with a substance use disorder in the past year.
- Alcohol use disorder (AUD) was the most common addiction, with around 28.3 million (10.2%) people struggling with it in the past year.
- Roughly 18.4 million (4.3%) had an illicit drug use disorder in the past year.
- Around 6.5 million (2.3%) had both an illicit drug use disorder and an alcohol use disorder in the past year.
Basics on Addiction & Substance Misuse
Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder that involves compulsive substance seeking and use despite negative and harmful consequences.2 The clinical term for this condition is called “substance use disorder” (SUD).3
- Statistics on Addiction
- Understanding Addiction
- Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms of Addiction
- Drug Rehab & Addiction Videos
- Laws, Acts & Regulations Regarding Addiction
- Take an Addiction Self-Assessment
- Life Before & After Addiction
The Effects & Dangers of Addiction
Addiction can have a negative effect on a person’s physical and mental health. Withdrawal and overdose are risks associated with drug misuse.
- Drug & Alcohol Overdose
- The Health Risks of Addiction
- Addiction & Mental Health Disorders
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment
A comprehensive addiction treatment program is the most successful way to overcome addiction. It is never too late to get help.
- Find a Rehab Center Near You
- How to Talk to Someone About Rehab
- Types of Substance Abuse Therapies & Treatments
- What is Medical Detox?
- What is Inpatient Rehab?
- What is Outpatient Rehab?
- What is a Sober Living Home?
- Telehealth & Online Rehab Programs
- FAQs About Rehab
- Medications Used in Addiction Treatment
- What is a Typical Day in Rehab Like?
- How Long Does Rehab Last?
- What Happens After Rehab?
- Rehab Success Stories
- Rehab Confidentiality & HIPAA
Cost & Affording Addiction Treatment
The cost of addiction treatment and rehab prevent many from seeking treatment. Did you know that many rehab centers can work with you to help make rehab more affordable?
- How Much Does Rehab Cost?
- Does Insurance Cover Rehab?
- Options for Paying for Rehab
- Are There State-Funded Rehab Programs?
- Are There Free Rehab Programs?
- Does Medicaid Cover Rehab?
- Does Medicare Cover Rehab?
American Addiction Centers is in-network with many insurance providers. Find out more about insurance coverage below.
About American Addiction Centers & The Rehab Admissions Process
American Addiction Centers was founded in 2007. Since that time, we have grown into the largest network of rehab facilities nationwide, with programs in California, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Through comprehensive and customized treatment plans, we instill hope that long-term recovery is possible. Our purpose and passion is to empower you, your family, and your community by helping you achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.
About American Addiction Centers
- About American Addiction Centers
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- Our Accreditations
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- Referring Someone to Rehab
Ways to Get in Contact With us
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- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Highlights for the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, July 12). Drug misuse and addiction.
- Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. (5th ed.). (2013). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.