SAMHSA Issues Report On Illicit Drug Use, Mental Illness

HealthDay (9/5, Preidt) reports, “Nearly 10 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were illicit drug users in 2013, and almost 20 million said they used marijuana, making it the most widely used drug,” according to a report issued yesterday by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The report “also found that more than 14 percent of adults aged 18 and older said they received mental health treatment or counseling in the past year, and that nearly 44 million had a mental illness in 2013.” In addition, 10 “million adults aged 18 and older said they had a serious mental illness in the past year that interfered with a major life activity, according to the report.”

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— “10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug Use,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, September 4, 2014.

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