Types of Addiction
Types of addiction
Types of Addiction 1 out of 6
Approximately 16% of the U.S. population ages 12 and over has addiction. This includes:
- Approximately 9% with addiction involving nicotine
- Approximately 7% with addiction involving alcohol
- Approximately 2% with addiction involving illegal drugs
- Approximately 1% with addiction involving controlled prescription drugs
Note: The percentage of the population with each type of addiction adds to more than 16% because some people have more than one type.
People with addiction involving one substance are often risky users of or have addiction involving other substances.
Over half of those with addiction (56%) are risky users of one or more other substances.