Young, plus risk-taking behavior makes it hard to get addicts into treatment

January 13, 2015
by Evonne Ermey
Cronkite News Service

But only 10 percent of addicts will navigate this labyrinth of options, says a recent report by Trust for America’s Health. Those that do seek treatment will enter through a revolving door.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), estimates that 27 percent of heroin addicts will check into treatment facilities five times or more.

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