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Prevalence and Incidence of Addiction

Prevalance of types of Addiction:

For details see prevalence of types of Addiction analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

  • Alcoholism: 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)
  • Drug addiction: more than 4 million women need treatment for drug abuse (NWHIC)
  • more types of Addiction...»

Incidence of types of Addiction:

For details see incidence of types of Addiction analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Addiction usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Addiction at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Addiction refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Addiction diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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