Substance use disorder (drugs or alcohol)

Substance use disorder (drugs or alcohol)
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Substance use disorder (drugs or alcohol) n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a20,810,00020,112,00019,700,000
Substance use disorder (drugs or alcohol)

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Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section B.3.5 in Appendix B of the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).

Substance Use Disorder is defined as meeting criteria for illicit drug or alcohol dependence or abuse. Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).

Misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics is defined as use in any way not directed by a doctor, including use without a prescription of one's own; use in greater amounts, more often, or longer than told; or use in any other way not directed by a doctor. Prescription psychotherapeutics do not include over-the-counter drugs.