U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Addiction

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


February 2020

This Report takes a comprehensive look at the problem of addiction; covering topics including misuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, and other substances, and bringing together the best available science on the adverse health consequences of substance misuse. It also summarizes what we know about what works in prevention, treatment, and recovery. The goal: to equip health care providers, communities, policymakers, law enforcement, and others with the evidence, the tools, and the information they need to take action to address this growing epidemic.