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The U.S. Surgeon General Just Issued A Landmark Report Calling Addiction What It Is —A Brain Disease



11/18/2016 7:32:30 AM

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Nearly 21 million Americans were directly affected by drug or alcohol addiction last year — roughly the same number of Americans who have diabetes — according to a new report from US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on addiction.

But just one in every 10 of those people got treatment.

"We would never tolerate a situation where only one in 10 people with cancer or diabetes gets treatment, and yet we do that with substance-abuse disorders," Murthy told The Washington Post.



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