Learn about the astounding impact of addiction in America.
The Surgeon General’s Report: Key Facts
Over 45 million Americans and their families have been affected by a substance use disorder, and most Americans know someone who has a substance use disorder, or lost or nearly lost a family member as a result of substance misuse. Despite the prevalence, other medical conditions are not surrounded by as much negative public attitudes and misunderstanding as substance use disorders. The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews the latest and most accurate information about substance misuse and how to use that knowledge to address substance misuse and social norms.