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Jul 14

Trends in Substance Abuse Disorders among Adults Aged 18 or Older

TSAMHSA_Web_Iconhis report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and its Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality considers the impact of substance use disorders on individuals, families, and communities using data from The National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Long-term trends at a specialty facility were analyzed with the goal of helping public health providers assess the scope of the issue so that they might be better equipped to plan effective prevention and treatment programming. Also discussed are the most common reasons why adults with substance use disorders do not receive needed treatment and how costly substance use disorders are to the nation because of lost productivity and increased crime.

Source: JusticeCenter

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