Substance Abuse in Adults

Substance use disorders are common problem among adults, and many go untreated: up to 10% of the US population have substance use issues, although only approximately 11% of these receive treatment. Substance use disorders range from problematic use to addiction; research indicates that even those without full-blown addiction problems benefit from behavioral therapy focused on increasing motivation to change, replacing substance use with rewarding activities, improving problem-solving skills, and facilitating positive interpersonal relationships.