The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released the findings of its annual drug use and health survey, which outlined Americans’ experience in 2021 as it relates to mental health conditions, substance use and pursuit of treatment.
Although the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been in place since 1971, SAMHSA notes that results from the 2021 survey should not be compared directly to previous years’ results, since the pandemic introduced questionnaire changes and methodological changes to the data collection process.
Key findings from the 2021 survey include:
The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) continues addressing the nation’s mental health and substance use issues as part of the overall health care system. St. Matthews is proud to serve patients by providing superior pharmaceutical care that supports each individual’s needs.
Source: SAMHSA Announces National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Results Detailing Mental Illness and Substance Use Levels in 2021