Only 8% of Americans Receive Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

Only 8% of Americans Receive Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

info graphic. A portrait of Dr. Sara Akerman on the right. "As psychiatrists, we play a pivotal role in educating patients and their families and raising awareness that alcohol use disorder is a serious yet curable disease."

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 1:55pm

CAMPAIGN: Alkermes Medicines & Focus: Addiction

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While 28 million Americans live with alcohol use disorder, less than 8% receive treatment for their disease. Board-certified addiction specialist Sarah Akerman shares her expertise on the barriers patients may face to seeking treatment and how medical professionals can help:

About Alkermes

Alkermes plc is a fully-integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines in the fields of neuroscience and oncology. The company has a portfolio of proprietary commercial products focused on alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, and a pipeline of product candidates in development for neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at