A massive new survey data set from the federal government shows that illicit substance use among adults in the U.S. is on the rise. However, this has not yet translated into increased rates of what researchers could classify as substance use disorder (SUD), which remained stable in 2022, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Rates of any mental illness (AMI), including serious mental illness (SMI), remained steady in 2022, with only tiny fluctuations across female and male respondents. The overall AMI rate stands at 23.1%. It was found to be 23% in 2021.
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