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Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings and Detailed Tables

This report presents a first look at results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. The report presents national estimates of rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products. Measures related to mental health problems also are presented, including data on serious mental illness, depression, and the co-occurrence of substance use and mental health problems. The report focuses on trends between 2007 and 2008 and from 2002 to 2008, as well as differences across population subgroups in 2008.

NOTE: SAMHSA is releasing revised estimates of mental illness among adults aged 18 or older from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Revisions are due to improvements in methods for estimating mental illness. The improvements resulted in estimates of mental illness that are more accurate, particularly for young adults. Selected already-released 2008 to 2011 estimates are being revised and released on the CBHSQ website, including state estimates. While the 2008 National Findings Report has not been revised to show the new estimates, the detailed tables associated with this new report have been revised. For more information on the revisions see http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k13/NSDUH148/sr148-mental-illness-estimates.htm and http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k12/NSDUHrevisedMImethods2012/NSDUHrevisedMImethods2012.pdf.

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Last updated: 12/09/2013


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