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Nancy

[First Lady Nancy Reagan at a “Just Say No” to Drugs Rally at the White House in the 1980’s]

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  1. Psychotropic Medication Use Among Adolescents

    • Approximately 6.0% of U.S. adolescents aged 12-19 reported psychotropic drug use in the past month.
    • The use of antidepressants (3.2%) and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) drugs (3.2%) was highest, followed by antipsychotics (1.0%); anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics (0.5%); and antimanics (0.2%).
    • Males (4.2%) were more likely than females (2.2%) to use ADHD drugs. Females (4.5%) were more likely than males (2.0%) to use antidepressants.
    • About one-half of U.S. adolescents using psychotropic drugs in the past month had seen a mental health professional in the past year (53.3%).

    Source: CDC/National Center for Health Statistics

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  2. Results from the 2013 – National Survey on Drug Use and Health
    [Summary of National Findings]

    http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2013SummNatFindDetTables/NationalFindings/NSDUHresults2013.htm

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    [Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration]
    Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality

    Hope R. Hetico RN MHA

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  3. SAMHSA: 9 Things to Know About Current Opiod Misuse

    1. In 2016, approximately 11.8 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in the past year, representing 4.4 percent of this population
    2. About 891,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 misused opioids in the past year, representing 3.6 percent of adolescents
    3. About 2.5 million young adults aged 18 to 25 misused opioids in the past year, representing 7.3 percent of young adults
    4. 8.4 million adults aged 26 or older misused opioids in the past year, representing 4.0 percent of this age group
    5. In 2016, approximately 11.5 million people misused prescription pain relievers in the past year, making it the predominant means of opioid misuse
    6. Among people aged 12 or older in 2016 who misused prescription pain relievers in the past year, the most commonly reported reason for their last misuse of a pain reliever was to relieve physical pain (62.3 percent.)
    7. 53.0 percent of people who misused pain relievers in the past year reported that they obtained the pain relievers the last time from a friend or relative
    8. Another 36.8 percent of people who misused pain relievers in the past year indicated that they obtained pain relievers the last time through prescription
    9. Another 6.0% people who misused pain relievers in the past year bought the last pain reliever they misused from a drug dealer or stranger.

    Source: MCOL Blog

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