With nearly 24 million addicts in the United States, it is clear that substance abuse has become a prevalent problem. Yet even with countless treatment options, only around 1.8 million of those individuals sought treatment in 2012. What is keeping these addicts from seeking help?
As with many social issues, addiction is an incredibly complex problem. There are socioeconomic, mental and emotional circumstances that contribute to the rise of addiction. In spite of what seem to be progressive and forward-thinking treatment programs, many individuals are not receiving the help they desperately need. In this article, we will take a look at why so many addicts fail to receive treatment. [Read more…]