This report presents facts about substance use among adults age 65 and older, including information on substance use on an average day, receipt of substance use treatment, and emergency department (ED) visits. This paper draws upon three SAMHSA data collections: the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the...
There has been a significant increase in hospitalizations for opioid misuse in recent years. Using 2010-2014 MarketScan commercial data, this report finds that 40 percent of patients do not receive any follow-up services within 30 days after an opioid-related hospitalization. Only 11 percent of patients received the recommended combination of...
This report uses 2009 to 2014 NSDUH data, and 1999 and 2009 to 2014 data from the National Vital Statistics System to examine the percentages of suicidal thoughts and behaviors versus suicidal death rates among the middle-aged.
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