The Addiction Explosion

It seems like every day we hear of another celebrity die of a drug or alcohol problem. We also hear of the current explosion in the epidemic of pain pills. Dr. Horton brings the facts and figures to life in a fun engaging way your listeners and views will love.

Based on the official report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are more than 23 million Americans in need of treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction. The official information from 2012 shows that only 11% received the help they needed in that year. In 2016, the number can only have increased. With over 14,000 active treatment centers in the United States, we can assess that there should be close to 700,000 clients seeking help. Most of the treatment centers are already operating at max capacity. It would take every treatment center to turn each bed 65 times to address all 23 million treatment seekers. Calculating this with a 28 day program and assuming there is 100% efficiency, it would take 5 years to treat all the clients. No wonder we are losing the war on drugs and addiction.

So what can we do? What is the best approach? These and other topics can be talked about in ways to kep your listeners tuned in.