Substance Use Disorder
Substance use disorders (SUDs), which include substance dependence or abuse, have a tremendous impact on individuals, families, and communities. SUDs occur when recurrent alcohol or illicit drug use causes clinically significant impairment, including health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. Reducing SUDs and related problems among adults is critical for mental and physical health, safety, and quality of life. More than 25 million people aged 12 or older had an SUD in the past year. 23 million were adults aged 18 or older, representing 94.2 percent of the population in the US.
SUDs contribute heavily to the burden of disease in the United States and are costly to the nation as a whole because of lost productivity, health care, and crime. However, The Chevalier Institute found methods that made SUDs preventable and treatable. In as little as one session people can be healed from their addictions.