Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

This Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health addresses the prevalence of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drug misuse in the United States. Chapters of the report cover neurobiology, prevention, treatment, recovery, health systems integration, and recommendations for the future.

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The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews what we know about substance misuse and how you can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences. Read the executive summary.

Key information and findings related to substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders are detailed by chapter. Learn more about key findings.

The last chapter of the Report presents a vision for the future, five general messages, their implications for policy and practice, and recommendations for specific stakeholder groups. Read the vision for the future.

Supplementary materials are available that outline the Report’s key messages, highlight its findings and recommendations for specific audiences, and help you spread the word to others. Check out the supplementary materials.