Substance use among adults in the U.S. by any mental illness 2018

This statistic depicts the percentage of substance use among adults in the United States as of 2018, sorted by any mental illness. Over 36 percent of respondents reporting to have used any illicit drug had a diagnosed mental illness.

Substance use among adults in the United States as of 2018, by any mental illness

Had mental illness in the past yearDid not have mental illness in the past year
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Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

base: around 70,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Illicit Drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescriptiontype psychotherapeutics used nonmedically.
** Nonmedical use of prescription-type psychotherapeutics includes the nonmedical use of pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, or sedatives and does not include over-the-counter drugs.

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