Addiction Medicine. The report “Addiction Medicine: Closing the Gap between Science and Practice” from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University reveals that addiction treatment is neglected by the medical system in the United States. It shows, in particular, that 16% of Americans have the disease of addiction and that 90% of them receive no form of treatment. Determine the probability that a randomly selected American has the disease of addiction and receives no form of treatment. Interpret your answer in terms of percentages.

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Addiction Medicine. The report “Addiction Medicine: Closing the Gap between Science and Practice” from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University reveals that addiction treatment is neglected by the medical system in the United States. It shows, in particular, that 16% of Americans have the disease of addiction and that 90% of them receive no form of treatment. Determine the probability that a randomly selected American has the disease of addiction and receives no form of treatment. Interpret your answer in terms of percentages.

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