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Title: State Estimates of Substance Use and Mental Disorders From the 2008-2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
United States of America
Date Published: June 2011
Page Count: 318
Sponsoring Agency: RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
Rockville, MD 20857
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: 283-2004-00022
Publication Number: (SMA) 11-4641
Sale Source: SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics; Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents nationwide and State estimates for 25 measures of substance use and mental health based on the 2008 and 2009 findings of National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs), which is an ongoing survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population ages 12 and older.
Abstract: In 2008-2009, 8.4 percent of the U.S. population ages 12 or older had used an illicit drug in the past month; this rate was higher than that in 2007-2008 (8.0 percent). Data are presented for the use of specific illicit drugs. Nationally, 51.8 percent of Americans ages 12 or older reported using alcohol in the past month in 2008-2009. Alcohol-use rates increased in 11 States. Data are provided on binge drinking in the past month and by age groups. Nationally, 28 percent of the survey population for 2008-2009 used tobacco during the past month. Tobacco use decreased in seven States from the 2007-2008 surveys. The national rate in 2008-2009 for needing but not receiving treatment for an illicit drug problem was 2.5 percent. The percentage of persons needing but not receiving treatment for an alcohol problems was 7 percent in 2008-2009. Nationally, 4.6 percent of adults ages 18 or older had serious mental illness in the past year according to the 2008-2009 surveys. For adults ages 18 or older, 19.7 percent had “any” mental illness in 2008-2009; 3.7 percent of adults ages 18 or older had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year, and 6.5 percent in this age group had a major depressive episode in the past year. This rate was unchanged from 2007-2008. 43 references and appended State estimation methodology, tables of model-based estimates, comparison of the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 model-based estimates, comparison of the 2002-2003 and 2008-2009 model-based estimates, and other sources of State-level data
Main Term(s): Drug statistics
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Drug use; Mental disorders; State-by-state analyses; Tobacco use
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