January 05, 2023
Nearly one in three U.S. adults had either a substance use disorder or a mental illness in the past year, according to a new report from the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration.
The report, released this week, captures Americans’ experiences with mental health conditions, substance use, and treatment during 2021. Agency officials said the results will help inform efforts to expand access to care across the U.S.
“As the findings make clear, millions of Americans young and old faced mental health and substance use challenges—sometimes both at once—during the second year of the pandemic
Among the key findings:
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The report is available to review online.
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