Skip to main content

Abstract

Drug dependence and abuse have reached epidemic proportions. The 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated that 22 million or 9.4% of Americans over age 12 meet diagnostic criterion for substance dependence or abuse. The individual and social costs of drug and alcohol addiction are staggering. The total indirect costs of alcohol and drug abuse paid by the government, persons using, and their families, is conservatively estimated to be $245.7 billion per year (National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1992). These costs include addiction treatment, healthcare expenditures, lost work productivity and lost earnings due to work disability.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

Authors

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2004 Springer Science+Business Media New York

About this chapter

Cite this chapter

Wilson, K.G., Byrd, M.R. (2004). ACT for Substance Abuse and Dependence. In: Hayes, S.C., Strosahl, K.D. (eds) A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-23369-7_7

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-23369-7_7

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Boston, MA

  • Print ISBN: 978-1-4419-3617-2

  • Online ISBN: 978-0-387-23369-7

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

Publish with us

Policies and ethics