Drug Treatment Center
If you're in the process of looking for a drug treatment center, don't feel alone. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports on trends of abuse. It is a big trend. If you look at the chart, (http://oas.samhsa.gov/nsduh/2k7nsduh/AppG.htm) it shows that 114,275 used illicit drugs in 2007. (This is not a percentage; it is a number out of a sample control group but you can read about that on the web page). It is difficult to estimate the actual numbers of addicts not only because people don't announce their addiction, but also because they deny it publicly, sometimes even to themselves. In fact, sometimes whole families engage in an elaborate charade that approximates normalcy...and it continues until something finally collapses in their dysfunctional familial system.