According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 9 out of 10 people who need substance abuse treatment do not get it.
According to the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA), there are more deaths, illnesses, and disabilities from substance abuse than from any other preventable health condition. Today, one in four deaths is attributable to alcohol, tobacco or illicit drug use.
Relapse rates for addictive diseases (such as alcoholism) usually are in the range of 50% to 90%; however, these rates vary by definition of relapse, severity of addiction, addictive drug, length of treatment, and elapsed time from treatment discharge to assessment, as well as other factors (Adolescent Illicit Drug Use-Understanding and Addressing the Problem 2005).
For example, under traditional care, at one year after stopping opiates, there is an 85% chance of relapse.