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Substance abuse diagnoses increasing in U.S.

(10/31/2012)

Substance abuse diagnoses increasing in U.S.
Reuters Health

October 22, 2012

Possibly driven by a surge in painkiller abuse, a new study reports that the number of drug and alcohol problems diagnosed by U.S. doctors has increased by 70 percent between 2001 and 2009.  The study, which used information from two national surveys of doctors' visits, estimated that the number of those visits involving drug or alcohol abuse or addiction increased from 10.6 million between 2001 and 2003 to 18 million between 2007 and 2009.

View the full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/22/us-substance-abuse-diagnoses-idUSBRE89L1F420121022


Keywords: substance abuse, diagnoses, increase, U.S.



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