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SAMHSA Released 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

SAMHSA released the latest findings from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which provides the estimates on substance use and mental health in the United States, including the misuse of opioids.

The report includes data about data about opioid use disorder, substance use treatment, marijuana use, and mental illness.

The key findings summarizes the following:

  • Use of illicit drugs (such as, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants, as well as the misuse of opioids, prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives)
  • Use of alcohol and tobacco products
  • Rates and the number of substance use disorders
  • Rates and the number of any mental illness, serious mental illness, and major depressive episode
  • Estimates of suicidal thoughts, plans, and non-fatal attempts for adults ages 18 or older

Additionally, substance use trends are presented for 2002 to 2016, while trends for most mental health issues are reported for 2008 to 2016.

Find reports and detailed tables that present findings and data based on results of the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

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The Push for Suicide Prevention

"The goal of their efforts is not only to identify at-risk individuals, but to treat them, improve quality of life, and prevent deaths. A crucial next step involves testing various prevention strategies" (Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., PhD., Director of NIMH). NIMH has several projects are underway.

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Counselor Camp
Date: Sept. 15-17, 2017
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NAMI Washington 2017 State Conference
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Webinar: New King County data
September 28, 2017 at 10 am - 11:30 am
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Applying an Equity Lens to Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education
October 5, 2017
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Co-Occurring Disorders Conference
Date: October 16 - 17, 2017
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WA-SAPST Workshop
Date: October 17 - 20, 2017
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Four Directions Conference
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Olympia, WA
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Prevention Summit
Date: November 3 - 4, 2017
Yakima, WA
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King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum
Date: November 8, 2017 @ 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
301 Mercer St (at 3rd Ave N), Seattle 
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ADAI has 2 positions available in the new Addiction Technology Transfer Center serving WA, AK, OR, and ID. Read about those and more.

Job Opportunities: See ADAI Employment.

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Also of Interest:

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week Registration is now open for the 2018 observance. NDAFW will be held January 22-28 2018.

Facts and Myths About Teen Suicide: Why Starting the Conversation Is Critical (Parent Map).

Suicide Attempts by Young Adults on the Rise (Partnership News Service).

Many Teens Who Try K2 May be Using the Drug Regularly, Study Suggests (Partnership News Service).

How Emergency Departments Can Help Prevent Suicide among At-Risk Patients: Five Brief Interventions (Suicide Prevention Research Center).

The Science of Addiction (National Geographic). (Buy at a newstand or subscribe only).




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Report to Congress: Young Adults and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder Transitioning to Adulthood

A new Report to Congress compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds there is a critical need for research and better coordinated services targeted to youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are transitioning to adulthood.

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