Characteristics of Adults Aged >18 Years Evaluated for Substance Use and Treatment Planning 2019

Data for this report were collected from the National Addictions Vigilance Intervention and Prevention Program's Addiction Severity Index-Multimedia Version tool. 

Data in this report includes past 30-day prevalences, including past-30 day polysubstance use (32.6% of respondents), and severe problems with the seven biopsychosocial domains that were measured (alcohol, drug, employment, family, legal, medical, psychiatric). 

Past 30-Day Use Prevalences: 

  1. Alcohol (35.8%)
  2. Cannabis (24.9%) 
  3. Prescription opioids (18.5%)
  4. Illicit stimulants (14.0%)
  5. Heroin (10.2%)
  6. Prescription sedatives or tranquilizers (8.5%)
  7. Cocaine (7.4%)
  8. Illicit fentanyl (4.9%)
  9. Prescription stimulants (1.8%)

Reported Severe Issues with the Seven Biopsychosocial Domains: 

  • Drugs - 45.4%
  • Psychiatric - 35.2%
  • Legal - 28.8%
  • Medical - 27.4%
  • Employment - 25.0%
  • Alcohol - 24.2%
  • Family problems - 22.8% 

Kacha-Ochana, A., et al. (2022). Characteristics of Adults Aged >18 Years Evaluated for Substance Use and Treatment Planning - United States, 2019. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 71(23): 749-756. https://gaspsdata.net/data/characteristics-adults-aged-18-years-evaluated-substance-use-and-treatment-planning