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New data available from SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released statistical findings in several research areas:

    Nearly 10 Million Adults Had Serious Thoughts of Suicide

    A new SAMHSA report reveals that in 2015, 4 percent of American adults aged 18 and older thought seriously about suicide during the past 12 months. Read more…

    Report Highlights Statistics on Patients With Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits Involving Suicide Attempts Who Left Against Medical Advice

    According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, emergency department (ED) visits involving drug-related suicide attempts increased 41 percent from 2004 to 2011, from an estimated 161,586 visits to 228,366 visits. Patients who left the ED before their treatment was completed may have missed a critical opportunity to receive medical follow-up. Read more…

    Prescription Drug Use and Misuse in the United States: Results From the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

    This report shows that among people aged 12 and older, 6.4 million people currently (in the past month) misuse psychotherapeutic medications. Read more…

    National Estimates of Marijuana Use and Related Indicators – National Survey on Drug Use and Health, United States, 2002–2014

    The surveillance report from SAMHSA and CDC finds that there has been a significant rise in the current use (past month) of marijuana among people aged 12 and older—from 6.2 percent in 2002 to 8.4 percent in 2014 (an increase of 35 percent). Read more…


Dana (She/Her/Hers) joined the iCarol team in 2013 after 12 years of direct service and administrative duties at a blended 2-1-1/crisis intervention/suicide prevention center. As the Communications and Social Media Manager at iCarol, you'll find her presenting Webinars, Tweeting, Blogging, Facebooking, and producing other materials that aid helplines in their work.

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