Addiction is More Common than You Think

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Community Medical Center Long Beach

Podcast Summary

Addiction can affect anyone regardless of age, race or income. More than 23.9 million Americans over the age of 12 have abused drugs. Youth are particularly at risk for substance abuse, especially those who begin using at an early age. Addiction is a physical and emotional disease that affects a person’s body and brain, yet 20.8 million people over the age of 12 who needed treatment for drug or alcohol abuse didn’t receive it.