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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Addiction

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Addiction

The information below shows a list of types of Addiction, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Alcoholism approx 1 in 18 or 5.55% or 15.1 million people in USA 15,100,000 estimated 15.1 million people: 15.1 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent individuals and 4.6 million are women (NWHIC); nearly 14 million Americans (NIAAA)
Gambling addiction N/A N/A No information
Drug addiction approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA 3,999,999 more than 4 million women need treatment for drug abuse (NWHIC)
Nicotine addiction N/A N/A No information
Exercise addiction N/A N/A No information
Sex addiction N/A N/A No information
Cannabis dependence N/A N/A No information
Heroin dependence N/A N/A No information
Sedative dependence N/A N/A No information

Types of Addiction

For more information about types of Addiction, refer to our section on types of Addiction.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Addiction usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Addiction at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Addiction is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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