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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Chemical addiction

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Chemical addiction

The information below shows a list of types of Chemical 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
Drug abuse 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)
Alcohol abuse 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)
Nicotine 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
glue sniffing N/A N/A No information
solvent sniffing N/A N/A No information

Types of Chemical addiction

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

About prevalence:

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


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