Almost 21 million Americans struggle with substance use disorders. Close to the same number have diabetes, and it exceeds the combined number of those with all cancers. Alcohol accounts for 88,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. This and much more is contained in the first-ever U.S. Surgeon General's report, Facing Addiction in America.
PositiveTip: Community leaders, churches, public health agencies and the healthcare system need to partner together for the well-being of the population.