Disturbing New Data On Substance Abuse in America

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The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has just published a survey on drug and alcohol use in America[i] – and the numbers are disturbing.

According to the survey, two-thirds of U.S. adults say “either they or a family member have been addicted to alcohol or drugs, experienced homelessness due to addiction, or experienced a drug overdose leading to an emergency room visit, hospitalization, or death.”

Almost one-third of the respondents admit that they or a family member have, at some point, been addicted to prescription or illegal opioids. Fifty-four percent report that they or a family member have, at some point, been addicted to alcohol.

Thirty-nine percent of U.S. adults worry that someone in their family will unintentionally ingest fentanyl.

Confirming what dozens of other studies have shown, the problem of substance abuse remains an equal opportunity employer in America, impacting all ages, income levels, and races – with those living in rural areas reporting slightly higher levels of abuse.

As for treatment, fewer than half of those reporting problems with substance abuse have received treatment of any kind.

At Aware Recovery Care, we are working hard to reverse these trends in the 11 states we currently serve. We offer a one-of-a-kind home-based treatment model (IHat) that can include psych evaluation, medication bridges, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), individual and family therapy, medical and behavioral healthcare coordination by a licensed nurse or social worker, and more.

And we tailor each treatment plan to match each client’s needs, offering a unique hybrid of virtual and in-home care team visits.

If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and need help in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, the recovery teams at Aware Recovery Care are here to help. And we come to you, regardless of where you live. Our unique in-home treatment model of care gives clients a significantly better chance of recovery than traditional inpatient rehab care. Please get in touch with one of our Recovery Specialists to learn more.

[i] https://www.kff.org/other/poll-finding/kff-tracking-poll-july-2023-substance-use-crisis-and-accessing-treatment/