2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Women

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) 2017 Highlights

• Opioids epidemic:
  • New users of heroin significantly decreased relative to 2016
  • Significant decreases in pain reliever misuse were observed for all ages
  • Downward trend in heroin users
  • Estimated 2.1M with opioid use disorder
• Marijuana:
  • Significant increases in use by young adults (18-25 y.o.): past month and daily/near daily use; with significant increases in use by young adult women
  • Pregnant women using substances in greater numbers including significant increases in daily or near daily marijuana use
  • Frequent marijuana use was associated with opioid misuse, heavy alcohol use, and depression in youth 12-17 and young adults 18-25
• Young adults had increasing rates of serious mental illness, major depression, and suicidality
• Co-occurring substance use and mental disorders are common
• Major gaps in treatment received by affected individuals