In the United States, there are more people needing treatment for addiction than there are for diabetes, cancer, and heart conditions, and yet, the amount of resources and funding put into treatment programs, awareness, and screenings are much less than any other type of health condition. This may be due to the long history of treating addiction as a social problem and not a bonafide medical condition, despite significant research certifying that addiction is a brain disease that results in various severe health ramifications. The lack of support from the U.S. medical system results in high costs for those living with addiction.

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