Pain in the nation update: While deaths from alcohol, drugs, and suicide slowed slightly in 2017, rates are still at historic highs

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

This issue brief reports on 2017 alcohol-and drug-induced fatalities and suicide which had reached the highest number ever recorded, more than 150,000 Americans, more than twice as many as in 1999. Data are provided by age group, sex group, state, drug type and suicide. The brief concludes with 10 key recommendations to provide a comprehensive approach at the national, state, and local levels to counter the alcohol, drug, and suicide problems.

Populations:  Youth, Children Ages 12 and Younger, Racial and Ethnic Groups
Settings:  Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, Crisis Centers/Services, Family Members and Caregivers
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Behavioral Health Disorders, Substance Abuse, Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Partnerships and Coalitions
Strategies:  Respond to Crisis, Reduce Access to Means, Life Skills and Resilience