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10 Feb 2019

Studies reveal that the United States spends about $150 to $200 billion a year to treat citizens afflicted with substance use disorders (SUD). In fact, 9.5 percent of the country’s population falls within the DSM-IV criteria for drug abuse or dependence. Spontaneous remission rates of people suffering from SUDs are low. There is a much higher possibility of them relapsing, as relapse rates may range from 60 percent to 90 percent.   Such statistics have prompted the medical community to channel its efforts to find ways to lower the current…