Addiction Treatment

In 2021, approximately 43.7 million people aged 12 or older (15.6% of the population) needed substance use treatment in the past year. However, only 6.8% of them received substance use treatment at a specialty facility (2021 DT 5.39B).*1 Review these research-based guides for helpful information on addiction treatment.

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*The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on data collection for the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). For more information, please see the 2021 NSDUH Frequently Asked Questions from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


  1. Substance Abuse Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Results from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables, SAMHSA. Accessed January 2023.