The Summit Wellness Group is one of the leading drug addiction treatment centers in the Southeast. Conveniently located in a newly renovated 7,000 square foot facility in Atlanta, Georgia, The Summit Wellness Group utilizes medical professionals, psychiatric experts and extensive holistic services to provide our clients the best possible chance at lasting sobriety.
Drug addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. A recent study found that roughly 19,700,000 Americans over the age of 12 have substance use disorders related to their abuse of alcohol and/or drugs over the last year.
Drug Addiction Statistics
In order to get a full appreciation for the depth of the drug addiction problem in the United States, one only need to look at the numbers. A 2017 study by SAMSHA found the following:
- 11.2% of Americans used an illegal drug in the past 30 days. That equates to 30.5 million people.
- 20.7 millions Americans over the age of 12 were in need of substance abuse treatment.
- Almost 1 in 4 young adults (ages 18-25) were current users of illegal drugs in 2017.
- In 2017 alone 70,237 Americans died from drug overdoses.