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[IWS] SAMHSA: Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Overview of Findings [4 September 2014]

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Overview of Findings [4 September 2014]

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k14/NSDUH200/sr200-findings-overview-2014.htm

or

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k14/NSDUH200/sr200-findings-overview-2014.pdf

[full-text, 8 pages]

 

In Brief

·         An estimated 24.6 million individuals aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users in 2013, including 2.2 million adolescents aged 12 to 17. In 2013, 60.1 million individuals aged 12 or older were past month binge drinkers, including 1.6 million adolescents.

·         Of the estimated 22.7 million individuals aged 12 or older in 2013 who needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem, 2.5 million received treatment at a specialty facility.

·         In 2013, about 1 in 10 adolescents (10.7 percent) had a major depressive episode (MDE) in the past year. Among adolescents with MDE, 38.1 percent received treatment or counseling for depression in the past year.

·         In 2013, nearly 1 in 5 adults aged 18 or older (18.5 percent) had a mental illness (i.e., "any mental illness," or AMI) in the past year; 4.2 percent had a serious mental illness (SMI); and 3.9 percent had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year.

·         In 2013, 1.4 percent of adolescents had co-occurring MDE and substance use disorder (SUD); 3.2 percent of adults had co-occurring AMI and SUD; and 1.0 percent of adults had co-occurring SMI and SUD.

 

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