New Report Provides Substance Use and Mental Health Information for Each State

Source: SAMHSA News Release, 3/6/2008

New Report Provides Substance Use and Mental Health Information for Each State
Finds Variation in Problems among the States, But That all Face Challenges

A new report providing analyses of substance use and mental health patterns occurring in each state reveals that there are wide variations among the states in problems like illicit drug use and underage drinking, but that no state was immune from these problems. For example, past month use of alcohol among persons aged 12 to 20 (underage use of alcohol) ranged from a low of 21.5 percent in Utah to a high of 38.3 percent in Vermont. Yet Utah had the highest level of people age 18 or older reporting serious psychological distress in the past year (14.4 percent), while Hawaii had the lowest level (8.8 percent).

View the whole press release.
View the report at : http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k6State/toc.cfm

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