NSDUH in the News
As the nation's primary source of national data on substance use, NSDUH findings are often featured in the news media. Below are some examples of recent news releases, articles and other sources featuring NSDUH data.
NSDUH News Releases:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issues news releases throughout the year detailing various findings from the NSDUH. Below is a listing of recent news releases on NSDUH:
- More Americans continue to receive mental health services, but substance use treatment levels remain low
- Alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drug use by teens declines; Level of youth with major depressive episodes remains high
- Report finds gaps in treatment for some behavioral health conditions among racial/ethnic minority populations and people without health insurance
NSDUH Short Reports, Data Spotlights, and News Articles:
Short reports and data spotlights on substance use and related topics utilizing NSDUH data are published periodically by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality at SAMHSA.
To view recent short reports, visit: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/population-data-nsduh/reports?tab=36
To view recent data spotlights, visit: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/population-data-nsduh/reports?tab=35
The following is a listing of news stories and articles featuring NSDUH data and results, including a link to the original story as posted on the news agency's Website. Please contact that news agency for any problems in accessing the full online version.
- Women Catching Up To Men In Alcohol Consumption, Survey Finds (Tech Times, 11/25/15)
- Depressive episodes on rise among teens, many not being treated, report says (Boston Globe, 11/3/15)
- 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Finds Marijuana Use Continuing to Rise Among Youth (PR Newswire, 9/10/15)
- Anti-drug leaders draw on experience (Boston Globe, 9/10/15)
- Government study finds peak months for college students’ initial use of various drugs (Boston Globe, 8/28/15)
- People substitute alcohol for marijuana at age 21, study says (Washington Post, 7/8/15)
- Heroin use spikes among women, higher-income groups (Boston Globe, 7/8/15)
- Underage drinking, binge boozing by minors is on the decline (USA Today, 6/11/15)
- This Mental Health Issue is More Prevalent Than All Forms of Cancer Combined (Huffington Post, 5/27/15)
- Addiction treatment hard to find, even as overdose deaths soar (USA Today, 5/24/15)
- Study: Heroin use is higher than a decade ago (USA Today, 4/23/15)
- Study: Pot Use Higher in Colorado (USA Today, 12/27/14)
- Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between (National Public Radio, All Things Considered, 11/20/14)
- Most binge drinkers are not actually alcoholics (CBS News, 11/21/14)
- Teen drug and alcohol use continues to fall, new federal data show (The Washington Post Wonkblog, 9/16/2014)
- Ten percent of Americans admit illegal drug use (CBS News Healthday, 9/4/2014)
- Just say yes? The rise of ‘study drugs’ in college (CNN Health, 4/18/2014)
- 1 in 6 unemployed are substance abusers (CNN Money, 11/23/2013)
- Marijuana use on the rise among teens, Americans in 50s (L.A. Times, 9/12/2013)
- More Americans are using marijuana (USA Today, 9/5/2013)
- Regular marijuana use on the rise, survey says (CNN, 9/5/2013)
Other News Sources:
Recovery Month is an annual observance during the month of September that highlights the benefits of substance abuse treatment, recognizes the contributions of treatment providers and promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible. Results from the previous year's NSDUH are released as part of the press conference to kick off Recovery Month.
To view the Recovery Month press conference video featuring the most recent NSDUH survey results, click on the link below.
For more information on Recovery Month, visit: recoverymonth.gov.
For accessible video, please contact us.