The Indian Addiction Treatment market size stood at around USD xx billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD xx billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period.
Addiction in India is one of the country’s greatest problems. Millions of Indians and their families are currently struggling with a range of substance use disorders, the majority of which go untreated. India is home to six crore alcohol addicts, more than the population of 172 world nations including Italy. More than 3.1 crore Indians (2.8%) have reported using cannabis products, Bhang, Ganja, Charas, Heroin and Opium, in last one year. 72 lakh of these drug users are addicted to them and unfortunately only one in 20 drug addicts gets treatment at a hospital.
The prevalence of prescription drug abuse is increasing rapidly. This, in turn, is increasing the rate of overdose deaths and the frequency of emergency room visits. The non-medical consumption of prescription drugs is growing very rapidly. The Indian government has taken a significant step to help alcohol and drug abusers by launching a national toll-free helpline number – 1800-11-0031 and control drug abuse in India. The market growth rate witnessed by addiction treatment market, which is attributed to government awareness programs and associated rising awareness about the adverse impact of consumption of drugs, which are resulting in increasing number of individuals willing to take the step to quit the intake of these drugs and joining self-help groups to keep themselves motivated, which is contributing to the increasing popularity and growth rate witnessed by this segment.
Major Addiction Treatment types
Based on treatment type, the addiction treatment market has been classified into alcohol addiction treatment, tobacco/nicotine addiction treatment, opioid addiction treatment, and other substance addiction treatment. The tobacco/nicotine addiction treatment claimed the largest market share in 2019, followed by other segments. Smoking is one of the leading preventable causes of death and it is increasing across India.