SAMHSA Releases 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently released the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The annual survey is the nation’s primary resource for data on mental health and substance use among Americans.

NSDUH’s latest annual report focuses on substance use and mental health in the United States based on NSDUH data from 2019 and earlier years. The 2019 Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators report summarizes the following:

  • Substance use (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants, as well as the misuse of opioids, prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers or sedatives, stimulants, and benzodiazepines)

  • Initiation of substance use

  • Perceived risk from substance use

  • Substance use disorders

  • Any mental illness, serious mental illness, and major depressive episode

  • Suicidal thoughts, plans, and non-fatal attempts for adults aged 18 or older

  • Substance use treatment and mental health service use To view the report, click here.