SAMHSA Releases Key Survey Findings on Recovery from Substance Use and Mental Health Problems Among Adults in the United States
As part of SAMHSA’s 2023 National Recovery Month efforts, SAMHSA’s Office of Recovery has released the Recovery from Substance Use and Mental Health Problems Among Adults in the United States Report.
Based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey sponsored by SAMHSA, key findings from the report include:
- Recovery is real and possible – A significant majority (7 in 10) of adults who have had a mental health or substance use condition are in recovery and they represent over 50 million Americans.
- Recovery is holistic and personalized – Factors such as social supports, treatment, and insurance coverage, can be key in supporting recovery.
- Resilience can accompany recovery – People in recovery reported that their mental health and substance use were not significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conducted annually, the NSDUH provides nationally representative data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs; substance use disorders; receipt of substance use treatment; mental health issues; and the use of mental health services among the civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged 12 or older in the United States. Spread the word! This September and always, hope is real, and recovery is real!