GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Veteran Substance Abuse Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Roughly 20 out of 100 Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) also have Substance Use Disorder (SUD)."

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"One in 10 Veterans return from Iraq or Afghanistan with drug or alcohol problems."

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"Approximately 3.5% of Veterans in America struggle with drug use disorders."

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"Aging Veterans are more likely to report alcohol consumption than Veteran peers."

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"The number of vets with PTSD and a co-occurring Alcohol Use Disorder has increased from 36.3% to 47.9% in recent years."

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"In a single year (2015), the Veterans Health Administration served over 66,000 Veterans for issues related to opioid addiction."

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"Veterans who had been deployed were 41% more likely than non-Veterans to use alcohol."

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"Close to 7% of Veterans have both a mental and substance use disorder."

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"Female Veterans reported significantly higher rates of lifetime substance use disorders (21.9%) than their male counterparts (17.5%)."

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"Half of the Veterans who seek help for a Substance Use Disorder also have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder."

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"The age-adjusted rate of overdose death among Veterans was significantly greater than among non-Veterans for opioids."

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"Among homeless Veterans, 70% have a substance abuse problem."

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"An estimated 30% of Vietnam Veterans have had a Substance Use Disorder in their lifetime."

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"Approximately 60% of Veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq were heavy drinkers."

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"Veterans represent 9% of individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder in the United States."

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"At least 18% of Veterans in drug treatment are addicted to opiates."

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"More than 6,400 Veterans received treatment for heroin addiction in 2017."

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"American Indian Veterans are more likely than any other racial or ethnic group to have substance use disorder."

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"Veterans who self-reported having substance use disorders were more likely to smoke cigarettes."

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"Among Veterans with PTSD, those also diagnosed with SUD were much more likely to die by suicide."

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