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Addictions with Co-occurring Problems: Statistics and Challenges

Addiction remains a serious public health concern because of its associated health and related socio-economic impacts. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists interventions to reduce harm from substance abuse as a top priority. In 2009, tobacco and alcohol figured among the 10 leading risk factors internationally in terms of avoidable diseases, and contributed 3.7 and 4.4 percent respectively to the world burden of illness, while illicit substances accounted for 0.9 percent.

Citation: Fleury MJ, Brochu S (2014) Addictions with Co-occurring Problems: Statistics and Challenges. J Addict Res Ther S10: S10-e001. doi:
10.4172/2155-6105.S10-e001

 
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