Adolescent Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Problem Co-Occurrence and Access to Services

Erin L. Winstanley, Donald M. Steinwachs, Maxine L. Stitzer, Marc J. Fishman

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with adolescent alcohol or drug (AOD) abuse/dependence, mental health and co-occurring problems, as well as factors associated with access to treatment. This is a secondary analysis of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) 2000. The 12-month prevalence rate of adolescents with only mental health problems was 10.8%, 5.1% had AOD abuse/dependence only, and 2.7% had co-occurring problems. Approximately 15% of youths reported receiving behavioral health treatment in the past 12 months. Several factors associated with having behavioral health problems and receiving treatment are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-322
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • epidemiology
  • mental health
  • substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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