Pain in the nation: 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.)


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

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.

Populations:  Adults, Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years, Adults Ages 26 to 55 Years
Settings:  Health Care, Primary Care, Behavioral Health Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, Crisis Centers/Services, Colleges and Universities, Family Members and Caregivers, Rural Areas, Justice System
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Behavioral Health Disorders, Substance Abuse, Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Cultural Competence, Policy and Legislation
Strategies:  Identify and Assist, Screening and Assessment, Effective Care/Treatment, Treatment, Health Systems Change, Care Transitions/Linkages, Reduce Access to Means, Life Skills and Resilience