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Title: Results From the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
United States of America
Date Published: September 2011
Page Count: 156
Sponsoring Agency: RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: HHSS283200800004C
Publication Number: (SMA) 11-4658
Sale Source: SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the first information from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey that is the primary source of information on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco in the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population ages 12 or older.
Abstract: The report presents national estimates of the rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products. The report focuses on trends between 2009 and 2010 and from 2002 to 2010, as well as differences across population subgroups in 2010. Survey responses indicate that in 2010, an estimated 22.6 million Americans ages 12 or older were current (past month) illicit drug users, meaning they had used an illicit drug during the month prior to the survey interview. Illicit drugs covered in the survey were marijuana/hashish, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used nonmedically. Slightly more than half of Americans aged 12 or older reported being current drinkers of alcohol in the 2010 survey. In 2010, an estimated 69.6 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) users of tobacco products (27.4 percent of the population). In 2010, an estimated 22.1 million persons (8.7 percent of the population ages 12 or older) were classified with substance dependence or abuse in the past year based on criteria specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition. Of these, 2.9 million were classified with dependence or abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs, 4.2 million had dependence or abuse of illicit drugs but not alcohol, and 15 million had dependence or abuse of alcohol but not illicit drugs. Extensive tables and figures
Main Term(s): Drug use
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Drug dependence; Juvenile drug use; Tobacco use; Underage Drinking
Note: NSDUH Series H-41
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