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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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