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SAMHSA Reports Track Behavioral Health in U.S.

The 2015 and 2016 SAMHSA short reports highlight federal, state, and community records.


From 2005 to 2011, emergency department visits related to nonmedical use of narcotic pain relievers rose in all age groups (except for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years). For “detailed insight on the nature and scope of behavioral health issues” in the U.S., The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) posted its 2015 and 2016 short reports on the National Library of Medicine’s website. The specialized reports, prepared by SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, cover a range of information at the federal, state, and community levels, from state estimates of marijuana use to heroin use in the U.S., and more.

The short reports are available at The full range of SAMHSA statistical studies and reports is available at

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