Drug Addiction and Long Term Rehab Statistics
Drug addiction is a major overarching health concern in the United States with an estimated nine percent of Americans over the age of 12 being illicit drug users. Marijuana contributes the largest number of drug users with psychotherapeutics and cocaine ranking as the second and third most common. Alcohol treatment was the number one most common reason patients received drug treatment in 2012, with pain relievers and marijuana at second and third, and cocaine at fourth. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, only 31% or patients achieved one full year of drug abstinence after the completion of a drug treatment program of 90 days or less, while 73% of patients who received long term drug rehab treatment are still sober today.