Receipt of Services among Adults in the US with Co-Occurring Mental Illness and a Substance Use Disorder

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1 "Among the 8.2 million adults with co‑occurring AMI and an SUD in the past year, 48.1 percent received either mental health care or substance use treatment at a specialty facility32 in the past year (Figure 30)." data-share-imageurl="">

"An estimated 8.2 million adults aged 18 or older in 2016 had co‑occurring AMI [Any Mental Illness] and an SUD [Substance Use Disorder] in the past year, corresponding to 3.4 percent of all adults. In addition, about 2.6 million adults had SMI and an SUD in the past year, representing 1.1 percent of all adults.1

"Among the 8.2 million adults with co‑occurring AMI and an SUD in the past year, 48.1 percent received either mental health care or substance use treatment at a specialty facility32 in the past year (Figure 30). In other words, about half of the adults with co‑occurring AMI and an SUD in the past year did not receive either type of service.33 An estimated 6.9 percent of adults with these co‑occurring disorders received both mental health care and specialty substance use treatment, 38.2 percent received only mental health care, and 2.9 percent received only specialty substance use treatment.

"In 2016, an estimated 2.1 million young adults aged 18 to 25, 4.5 million adults aged 26 to 49, and 1.7 million adults aged 50 or older had co‑occurring AMI and an SUD in the past year. These numbers represent 6.1 percent of young adults, 4.5 percent of adults aged 26 to 49, and 1.5 percent of adults aged 50 or older who had AMI and an SUD in the past year.1

"Among adults in 2016 who had co‑occurring AMI and an SUD in the past year, 42.0 percent of young adults aged 18 to 25, 47.9 percent of adults aged 26 to 49, and 56.3 percent of those aged 50 or older received mental health care or substance use treatment at a specialty facility in the past year (Table A.15B in Appendix A). Among adults in all three age groups in 2016 who had co‑occurring AMI and an SUD in the past year, the most common type of service was receipt of only mental health care. Specifically, 35.1 percent of young adults, 37.0 percent of those aged 26 to 49, and 45.1 percent of those aged 50 or older who had co‑occurring AMI and an SUD received only mental health care. In addition, 3.8 percent of young adults, 8.0 percent of adults aged 26 to 49, and 8.1 percent of adults aged 50 or older who had co‑occurring AMI and an SUD received both mental health care and specialty substance use treatment. About 3.1 percent of young adults, 2.8 percent of adults aged 26 to 49, and 3.0 percent of those aged 50 or older with co‑occurring AMI and an SUD received only specialty substance use treatment in the past year."

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Park‑Lee, E., Lipari, R. N., Hedden, S. L., Kroutil, L. A., & Porter, J. D. (2017, September). Receipt of services for substance use and mental health issues among adults: Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. NSDUH Data Review. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/
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1 "Among the 8.2 million adults with co‑occurring AMI and an SUD in the past year, 48.1 percent received either mental health care or substance use treatment at a specialty facility32 in the past year (Figure 30)." data-share-imageurl="">