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Addiction, substance abuse both mental health issues

Addiction and substance abuse are considered to be in the forefront of mental health issues dealt with daily in the U.S.

Troubles realized from addiction and substance abuse can be observed in local crime rates, in absenteeism and poor performance in the workplace, in domestic and family abuse and in many other very prominent ways.

May is nationally recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month.

In 2014, according to data provided by the National Institute of Mental Health, 20.2 million adults in the U.S. had a substance use disorder, and 7.9 million had both a substance use disorder and another mental illness.

Read more at: https://www.lebanondemocrat.com/columns/2019/05/15/nathan-miller-addiction-substance-abuse-both-mental-health-issues/



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