Surgeon General set to issue a report on substance use, addiction and health

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Take a look at the recent notice in the Federal Register announcing the commission of a Surgeon General's Report on Substance Use, Addiction, and Health. The notice states, "The report will examine the health effects of drug and alcohol misuse from the perspectives of prevention, treatment, recovery, neurobiology and delivery of care." According to data from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, roughly 27 million people who are at least 12 years old were illicit drug users and 16.3 million were heavy drinkers.


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