Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Market Size & Share, by Disorder Type (Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, Alcohol Addiction, Alcoholism); Treatment Type (Medication, Therapy, Multidisciplinary Treatment) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Jan 03, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024- 2036

Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Market size is expected to reach USD 1.49 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of alcohol use disorder treatment was over USD 700 Million. The rising incidence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) globally, backed by rising disposable income and evolving consumer habits is a significant driver, prompting a greater demand for effective treatments and interventions. In 2020, 1.34 billion individuals were estimated to have consumed alcohol in hazardous amounts. Drinking alcohol is linked to 49.3% of cases of cirrhosis and other liver disorders. In 2019, alcohol use disorders were a contributing factor in 2.4 million deaths out of which males made up 76.7%.  Further, growing awareness about the impact of alcohol addiction on health and society has led to increased recognition of the need for treatment, encouraging individuals to seek help.

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Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Advancement in Treatment- Ongoing research and development efforts have led to the introduction of more efficient and diverse treatment options, including medications, behavioral therapies, and digital health solutions. As per recent estimates, about 2 million cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) appointments were registered in 2021.
  • Government Initiatives & Policies – Supportive government initiatives, policies, and healthcare reforms aimed at addressing substance abuse contribute to the growth by facilitating access to treatment and reducing stigma.
  • Rising Healthcare Expenditure- Increasing healthcare expenditure, coupled with greater insurance coverage and medical network solutions for mental health and addiction treatment, allows more individuals to afford and access these services. In 2021, there was a recovery, with an average 5.8% increase in per capita GDP. As more money was granted by the governments, real per capita health spending increased from a little over 4% in 2020 to 8% in 2021.


  • Limited Treatment Options- While advancements are being made, the range of effective treatments for alcohol use disorder is still somewhat limited. Personalized and targeted interventions are necessary but not always readily available.
  • High treatment costs and inadequate insurance coverage can hamper the alcohol use disorder treatment market growth.
  • Shortage of healthcare professionals specializing in addiction treatment can be challenging got the industry.

Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



~ 6.5%

Base Year Market Size (2023)

 ~ USD 700 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

 ~ USD 1.49 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Segmentation

Treatment Type (Medication, Therapy, Multidisciplinary Treatment)

Multidisciplinary treatment segment is estimated to hold 52% share of the global alcohol use disorder treatment market by 2036. Multidisciplinary treatment for addiction looks at how the mind works and optimizes brain issues to help people function better. Because various ways of treating addiction have made these therapies safe to use, they have become more thorough and reliable. Furthermore, multidisciplinary addiction therapy aims to provide sustained and long-term advantages to individuals afflicted with addiction. These treatments acknowledge the role that personality plays in shaping basic human relationships, including thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The individual and any influencing factors determine how a multidisciplinary treatment is administered. People with mental illness, for example, react differently to treatment. Multidisciplinary treatment is necessary since the addiction dynamic demands a complicated approach. As a result, the multidisciplinary treatment market is probably going to be the most popular choice for therapy, which will spur market expansion for alcohol use disorder treatment.

Disorder Type (Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, Alcohol Addiction, Alcoholism)

The alcohol abuse segment in the alcohol use disorder treatment market is expected to hold the majority of the revenue share during the forecast period. As a result of the growing number of young people, changing lifestyles, and more discretionary income. The misuse of alcohol is increasing in developing nations. All of these elements contribute to the state in which the person is unable to regulate their alcohol consumption, resulting in serious social, professional, and health issues. The global market for alcohol use disorder therapy will be driven by the fact that alcohol is also a risk factor for liver, mouth, and throat cancer, as well as having the potential to cause colon cancer.

Our in-depth analysis of the global alcohol use disorder treatment market includes the following segments:

          Disorder Type

  • Alcohol Abuse
  •  Alcohol Dependence
  •   Alcohol Addiction
  • Alcoholism

          Treatment Type

  • Medication
  • Therapy
  •  Multidisciplinary
  • Treatment

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Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

North American alcohol use disorder treatment market is anticipated to hold the largest revenue share, accounting for 46%. The region represents a multifaceted landscape shaped by evolving societal attitudes and robust healthcare systems. The region faces the dual challenge of prevalent alcohol addiction and an increasing demand for effective treatments. Diverse interventions such as medication-assisted therapy, behavioral therapies, support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, and digital health solutions characterize the market.  Continued efforts in research, policy initiatives, and reducing stigma are essential to further advance the efficacy and accessibility of alcohol use disorder treatment in North America. Further, healthcare expenditure increased gradually over the forecast period.     The amount spent on health care in the United States increased by 2.7% in 2021 to USD 4.3 trillion, or USD 12,914 per person. Health spending made up 18.3 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product.                                                                    

European Market Statistics

Europe’s alcohol use disorder treatment market is set to attain a significant market share over the forecast period. The market for addiction treatment in Europe is expanding as a result of increased R&D efforts to create medicines that work. Many European pharmaceutical companies are involved in research and development as well as the manufacturing of medications that address addiction. Additionally, a growing number of advantageous reimbursement schemes support regional expansion.

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Companies Dominating the Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Market

    • Alkermes
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
    •  BioCorRx, Inc.
    • Adial Pharmaceuticals
    • Kinnov Therapeutics
    • Indivior PLC 
    • Ethypharm 
    • Omeros Corporation

In the News

  • June 2021- Alkermes plc announced that at the 2021 Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Scientific Meeting/International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) Conference, which was virtually held June 19–23, 2021, new health economics and outcomes research about healthcare resource use (HRU) among veterans with alcohol dependence was presented.
  • August 2024- BioCorRx Inc. declared that it has submitted an extended access program application for BICX104 (implantable naltrexone pellet) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) who satisfy program eligibility requirements.

Author Credits:  Radhika Pawar

  • Report ID: 3804
  • Published Date: Jan 03, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Awareness among the population regarding advancement in treatment, supportive government policies, increased healthcare expenditure are some of the major market drivers.

The market size of alcohol use disorder treatment is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6.5 % over the forecast period, i.e., 2024 – 2036.

The major players in the market are Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., BioCorRx, Inc., Adial Pharmaceuticals, Kinnov Therapeutics, ADDEX THERAPEUTICS, Indivior PLC, Ethypharm, Omeros Corporation, Montisera Ltd./ FINNISH BIOINDUSTRIES FIB, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and others.

The Multidisciplinary treatment segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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