The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that 23.5 million Americans suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol. If this seems like a staggering number, it’s because it is. Of that figure, it’s estimated that only 11 percent of individuals who need treatment actually receive the help they need.
Although addiction is a unique and personalized disease, the reason that many don’t seek treatment relates to the cost. Inpatient treatment centers and access to outpatient resources such as therapy and other group sessions is expensive, and for many who suffer, it’s impossible to take on the financial burden.
In addition to affecting 1 in 12 Americans, addiction also has a negative impact on the economy. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that each year, addiction costs the United States approximately $700 billion in crime, health costs and reduced work productivity. Addiction affects us all and by offering comprehensive rehab coverage, it means more people can have access to the help they need.
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