Substance Abuse And Mental Health Essay

745 Words May 9th, 2016 3 Pages
In 2013 the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 17.3 million people over the age of 11 met the diagnostic criteria for substance dependence or abuse that included alcohol (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2014). The reports indicates that while 14.7 million of these individuals were dependent on or abused alcohol alone 4.3 million were dependent on alcohol and at least one illicit drug. The report goes on to mention of those with substance use issues that included alcohol 7.9 percent sought treatment at in patient hospitals, inpatient or outpatient drug or alcohol rehabilitation, or a mental health center. According to the same publication the highest rates of alcohol consumption and problem drinking in the US is among 21–25 year-olds, with approximately 43% of young adults engaging in “binge use” (five or more drinks on one occasion) in the past thirty days. In fact 21-25 years olds rated highest in all categories of the “alcohol use” portion of the study including those who have had one drink in the last month (69.3%) and “heavy alcohol use” 13.1% of the age group consuming five or more drinks on the same occasion on 5 or more days in the past 30 days (SAMHSA, 2014). Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses different age categories the 20-34 age group has both the highest number of 41% of all alcohol related motor-vehicle traffic crashes (30% more than the next age group) and 46% of alcohol related…

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