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Personal Finance for People in Recovery From Substance Use Disorder

If you find yourself with an addiction and are now working through your recovery, you’re not alone. In a national survey from the United States Surgeon General, 1 in 10 adults say they once had a problem with drugs or alcohol but no longer do.

Just like the diverse nature of those it affects, addiction can take multiple forms. In 2018, more than 19 million people aged 18 years or older had a substance use disorder, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Many Americans struggle with addictions related to alcohol, drugs or both.

Addiction can affect people of all backgrounds. It can strain your health and wellness, including your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and financial health. While addiction may have disrupted your efforts toward financial wellbeing, you can be successful at building and strengthening your finances.


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