FACTS AND FIGURES
Learn about statistics, trends, and other relevant insights for behavioral health practitioners working to reduce health disparities and improve outcomes for people in underserved communities.
Veterans and Substance Use
In 2014, there were more than 23 million veterans in the United States. One in 14 experienced a substance use disorder. In 2013, 62,000 veterans were admitted for treatment. The misuse and abuse of alcohol was the most prevalent substance use issue for veterans, compared with non-veteran populations. Also, for veterans seeking substance use treatment, 1 in 4 experienced homelessness.