Alcohol and drug misuse and suicide and the millennial generation: A devastating impact

Date: 2019
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust
Publisher:  Trust for America’s Health

Part of the Well Being Trust's Pain in the Nation series, this issue brief reviews the data for deaths due to alcohol, drugs and suicide among young adults, ages 20 to 34, often called millennials, for the period between 1999 and 2017. Increases in alcohol, drug and suicide deaths have affected all age groups during that period but the impact on millennials has been especially significant. Based on the evidence, the brief provides upstream and policy recommendations.