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  • Ann Tucker

46.2 Million Americans Met Criteria for SUD Diagnosis in 2021

PBHLN (1/06) –– In 2021, 46.3 million people aged 12 or older in the US—about 16.5% of the nation’s population—met the applicable DSM-5 criteria for having a substance use disorder. Of those, 94% did not receive any treatment. The findings come from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which was released this week [...] The survey has been published annually since 1971, although SAMHSA cautioned that estimates in the latest edition should not be compared with past years because the COVID-19 pandemic forced changes to its data collecting methods. Read more

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