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Number of Drug Addicts in US

How many drug addicts are there in the US?

7 million.

In 2008, there were an estimated 7 million drug addicts in the United States. This is based on results from the 2008 National Survey in Drug Use and Health conducted by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 3.1 million of this number were classified ‘with dependence on or abuse of both alcohol and illicit drugs’.

This fact is verified on : March 20, 2010.





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2 Comments

  1. I looked at your numbers of multiple fines and they were wrong.
    Your estimate of 20 million blind people that equals the amount of drug addicts in the United States is ludicrous and idiotic.
    It would be like me saying everyone who works at your company is a moron. Sorry that might be true

    • Actually, the number of drug addicts in the US is about 7 million. The number of drug users (entirely different) is about 20 million.
      But the definition of “blind” is a very loose term because being deemed legally blind can be as simple as a person who has trifocals and can no longer see well enough to operate a motor vehicle but can still see well enough to do everything else for themselves and live a normal life. I’m wondering if you’re referring to blindness in the sense of those that are “Hellen Keller” blind (for a lack of a better description),because that would be a very specific and entirely different count of people than being deemed “legally blind.” I think this count is a combination of both. Hope this is helpful to you.

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