Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators: National Survey on Drug Use and Health

 

Course Description: This national report summarizes key findings from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old or older in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States. Results are provided for the overall category of individuals aged 12 or older as well as by age subgroups.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the statistics on tobacco use, alcohol use, and illicit drug use in the past month among various age groups
  • Analyze the statistics on opioid misuse, substance use disorders, substance use treatment in the past year among various age groups
  • Analyze the statistics on major depressive episode, mental illness, and mental health service use in the past year among various age groups
  • Analyze the statistics on co-occurring major depressive episode and substance use among various age groups
  • Analyze the statistics on the occurrence of suicidal thoughts and behavior among adults

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 5 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Rebecca Ahrnsbrak, Jonaki Bose, Sarra L. Hedden, PhD, Rachel N. Lipari, PhD, Eunice Park-Lee, PhD

Content Publisher(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Rebecca Ahrnsbrak is a statistician in CBHSQ at SAMHSA. She works on NSDUH. Her work focuses primarily on statistical methodology and analytic aspects of the survey. She has considerable engagement with NSDUH data users, helping to address their statistical and analytic needs.

Dr. Park-Lee is a survey statistician in CBHSQ at SAMHSA. She works on various aspects of the NSDUH. Her research focuses on substance use treatment and mental health service utilization among vulnerable populations. She received her Masters degree in epidemiology and her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2017 – 05/02/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 5 clinical continuing education clock hours.





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