Recovery Brings Joy

The cost and consequences of alcoholism and drug dependence place an enormous burden on American society.  As the nation’s number one health problem, addiction strains the economy, the health care system, the criminal justice system, and threatens job security, public safety, marital and family life. Too often, however, addiction goes untreated. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, of the estimated 22.7 million individuals aged 12 or older who needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem, only 2.5 million received treatment at a facility specializing in…
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