The Human Cost of Substance Use Disorders
- Published15 Aug 2019
- Author Alexis Wnuk
- Source BrainFacts/SfN
Substance use disorders affect twice as many men as women. Of the more than 175 million people worldwide with a substance use disorder, more than 120 million are men.
Art and design by Adrienne Tong. Reporting by Alexis Wnuk.
Additional reporting and editing by Hannah Zuckerman and Juliet M. Beverly.
Created with support from the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute.
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