Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

About the Course:

This national report summarizes key findings from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old or older in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States. Results are provided for the overall category of individuals aged 12 or older as well as by age subgroups. This information allows the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other policymakers to gauge progress toward improving the health of the nation and helps treatment providers see trends in use and co-occurring disorders.

Publication Date:

HHS Publication No. SMA 17-5044, NSDUH Series H-52

Course Material Authors

Jonaki Bose

Statistician – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Sarra L. Hedded

Statistician – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Rachel N. Lipari

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Eunice Park-Lee

CDC- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Rebecca Ahrnsbrak

Recommended For:

CDC- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Policy Makers and psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other professionals working in the area of mental health/substance abuse. This course is appropriate for all knowledge levels

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe/Identify recent national trends in drug/substance use and abuse compared to previous years across US demographic population data.

  2. Identify longitudinal patterns and trends in substance use as they relate to mental health issues in adolescents and adults in the United States.

  3. Evaluate trends in key substance use data while considering the impact of year to year increases in the number of people who initiate substance use.

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Course Number 102401
5 credit hours
Online Article
Exam Fee: $34.85
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28 members have taken this course