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The State of Substance Use Disorder in America

Substance Abuse Disorder or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a term that triggers an immediate emotion for all of us.  According to Mental Health America’s 2022 State of Mental Health in America report, 7.4 million adults in America reported having a substance use disorder in the past year.  How does your state rank on MHA’s report? 

With such a high and tragic number, it’s highly likely, we all have a connection to someone affected by this issue.  Recent reports describe an increase in psychiatric symptoms, including a greater proportion of SUD patients experiencing depression, anxiety and suicide ideation.

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With nearly 841,000 deaths from drug overdose in America since 1999, it’s clear this is a growing problem that won’t go away on its own.  

Age-adjusted rates* of drug overdose deaths† involving prescription opioids,§ heroin,¶ cocaine,** psychostimulants with abuse potential,†† and synthetic opioids other than methadone§§,¶¶ — United States, 2013–2019

CDC Age-adjusted rates of drug overdose deaths involving prescription opioids, heroin, cocaine.

Do patients in your community know they can count on you for SUD treatment services?  If not, it’s time to take action towards developing solutions.   The first step is easy.  Horizon Health is ready to talk with you about developing an effective strategy for addressing SUD in your community.  Contact us today for a confidential discussion to learn how we can help.

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