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Substance use treatment partially mitigates association between methamphetamine use and STI risk: findings from the NSDUH cohort.

Sex Transm Infect 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Background: In recent years, both methamphetamine use and STIs have been on the rise in the USA. In this analysis, we sought to ascertain whether the risk of STIs and HIV among methamphetamine users was moderated on the basis of participation in substance use treatment programmes.

Methods: Data came from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2015-2019. Read More

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The Economic Burden of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder in the United States (2010 and 2018).

Pharmacoeconomics 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: The incremental economic burden of US adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) was estimated at $US210.5 billion in 2010 (year 2012 values).

Objective: Following a similar methodology, this study updates the previous findings with more recent data to report the economic burden of adults with MDD in 2018. Read More

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Trends and correlates of cocaine use among adults in the United States, 2006-2019.

Addict Behav 2021 Apr 20;120:106950. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, MD, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Cocaine is the most commonly reported illicit stimulant used in the U.S., yet limited research has examined recent changes in cocaine use patterns and co-occurring substance use and mental health characteristics among adults using cocaine. Read More

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Utilization of substance use treatment among criminal justice-involved individuals in the United States.

J Subst Abuse Treat 2021 Apr 21:108423. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, United States of America.

Over six million individuals are involved with the criminal justice system in the United States, of which a large proportion report extensive substance use. We examined the extent to which criminal justice-involvement affects substance use treatment utilization among participants from one of the largest annual surveys on substance use in the U.S. Read More

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LSD use in the United States: Trends, correlates, and a typology of us.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2021 Jun 20;223:108715. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

School of Social Work, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467, United States.

Background: Recent years have witnessed an increased interest in LSD. This study investigates current information on the trends and correlates of LSD use from years 2002-2018 and seeks to develop an initial typology of use and misuse.

Methods: Data is taken from the NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) collected between 2002 and 2018 and trends and correlates of LSD use were analyzed with a survey adjusted logistic regression. Read More

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The metropolitan context of substance use and substance use disorders among US adults on probation or parole supervision.

Subst Abus 2021 Apr 13:1-10. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

School of Social Work, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA.

Background: Rates of substance use and substance use disorders are higher among adults on probation or parole supervision compared to the general population. Substance use is a risk factor of not adhering to supervision requirements, which may result in revocation and incarceration. Examining associations of metropolitan area status with substance use and substance use disorders may identify specific substance use behaviors that can be targeted in community corrections prevention and treatment services. Read More

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Adolescent Marijuana Dependence: The Role of Social Bonds and Social Learning Theory.

J Psychoactive Drugs 2021 Mar 28:1-11. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.

Using the 2017 National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data, this research examines the extent to which social bonds and social learning theory predict adolescent marijuana dependence. Full information maximum likelihood (FIML) for logistic regression analyses were conducted in four models to test the competing theories. The results revealed partial support for both theories, such that adolescents with stronger parental bonds and negative definitions of substance use were less likely to be dependent on marijuana, while adolescents who associated with substance using peers were more likely to be dependent on marijuana. Read More

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Predictive model of multiple emergency department visits among adults: analysis of the data from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

BMC Health Serv Res 2021 Mar 25;21(1):280. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Box 3903, Durham, NC, 27710, USA.

Background: In this methodological paper, we use a novel, predictive approach to examine how demographics, substance use, mental and other health indicators predict multiple visits (≥3) to emergency departments (ED) within a year.

Methods: State-of-the-art predictive methods were used to evaluate predictive ability and factors predicting multiple visits to ED within a year and to identify factors that influenced the strength of the prediction. The analysis used public-use datasets from the 2015-2018 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which used the same questionnaire on the variables of interest. Read More

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Perception of Unmet Need after Seeking Treatment for a Past Year Major Depressive Episode: Results from the 2018 National Survey of Drug Use and Health.

Psychiatr Q 2021 Mar 24. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA.

Depression, a leading cause of disability and mortality world-wide that one in five U.S. adults are estimated to experience in their lifetime, presents special complications in treatment. Read More

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Trends in cannabis use among adults with children in the home in the United States, 2004-2017: impact of state-level legalization for recreational and medical use.

Addiction 2021 Mar 17. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Department of Pediatrics, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Background And Aims: Cannabis use among parents may be increasing with legalization, but perception of associated risk has declined. The study investigated the association between cannabis legalization and cannabis use among adults with children in the home over time in the United States (US).

Design: A difference-in-difference approach was applied to public and restricted-use data from the 2004-2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual cross-sectional survey. Read More

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Mental Illness and Mental Health Care Treatment among People with Criminal Justice Involvement in the United States.

J Health Care Poor Underserved 2021 ;32(1):397-422

This study analyzes the effect of arrest and community supervision on mental health and mental health care using a U.S.-based nationally representative data from National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations. Read More

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January 2021

Heroin use cannot be measured adequately with a general population survey.

Addiction 2021 Mar 2. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

University of Maryland, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College Park, MD, USA.

Background: Globally, heroin and other opioids account for more than half of deaths and years-of-life-lost due to drug use and comprise one of the four major markets for illegal drugs. Having sound estimates of the number of problematic heroin users is fundamental to formulating sound health and criminal justice policies. Researchers and policymakers rely heavily upon general population surveys (GPS), such as the US National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), to estimate heroin use, without confronting their limitations. Read More

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Cannabis use, use frequency, and use disorder in large metropolitan, small metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan areas.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2021 04 16;221:108631. Epub 2021 Feb 16.

The University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, United States.

Background: Despite significant geographical heterogeneity of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, little is known about potential differences in cannabis use behaviors in U.S. geographic areas. Read More

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Comparison of Past Year Substance Use Estimates by Age, Sex, and Race/Ethnicity Between Two Representative Samples of the U.S. Adult Population.

Popul Res Policy Rev 2021 Feb 19:1-16. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Department of Public Health, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Cir., San Antonio, TX 78249 USA.

Comparative evaluations of national survey data can improve future survey design and sampling strategies thereby enhancing our ability to detect important population level trends. This paper presents differences in past year estimates of alcohol, cigarette, marijuana, and non-medical painkiller use prevalence by age, sex, and race/ethnicity between the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC-III) administered in 2012-2013. In general, estimates were higher for the NSDUH survey, but patterns of substance use prevalence were similar across race/ethnicity, age, and sex. Read More

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February 2021

Early Detection of Severe Functional Impairment Among Adolescents With Major Depression Using Logistic Classifier.

Front Public Health 2020 26;8:622007. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, United States.

Machine learning is about finding patterns and making predictions from raw data. In this study, we aimed to achieve two goals by utilizing the modern logistic regression model as a statistical tool and classifier. First, we analyzed the associations between Major Depressive Episode with Severe Impairment (MDESI) in adolescents with a list of broadly defined sociodemographic characteristics. Read More

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January 2021

Substance use among sexual minorities in the US - Linked to inequalities and unmet need for mental health treatment? Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

J Psychiatr Res 2021 03 17;135:107-118. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Forvie Site, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Department of International Health, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: Sexual minorities (SM) have specific substance use patterns and show elevated rates of substance use and substance use disorders. We investigated the potential association between substance use - including chemsex drug use - among SM adults in the United States (US) and social inequality, with an additional focus on disparities in unmet need for mental health treatment.

Methods: A secondary cross-sectional data analysis was performed using National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data from 2015 to 2017 and including 126,463 individuals with 8241 identifying as SM. Read More

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Margin for error: examining racial and ethnic trends in adolescent risk propensity.

Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2021 Jan 19. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA.

Background: Relatively little research has accrued examining risk propensity across racial and ethnic groups, especially across time and at the population level.

Aims: Using a margin for error framework to conceptualize risk variation among major racial and ethnic groups, we hypothesize that African American and Hispanic adolescents will be less likely to report engaging in dangerous risk taking acts compared to White adolescents.

Methods: This study examines public-use data collected on risk propensity and risky behaviors among adolescents 12-17 between 2002 and 2018 as part of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Read More

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January 2021

Gender and past year serious psychological distress are associated with past year AUD: Time-varying results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH; 2008-2017).

Addict Behav 2021 05 6;116:106815. Epub 2021 Jan 6.

Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, United States.

Background: Rates of alcohol use disorder (AUD) have increased in women in the last decade. Women may be more likely to engage in alcohol use to regulate stress and negative affect compared to men. Findings from our group found that life event stress was more strongly associated with new AUD in women vs. Read More

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Opioid use in pregnant women with mental health-related disabilities.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2021 Jun 10;303(6):1531-1537. Epub 2021 Jan 10.

Department of Family and Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 418 Curie Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine associations between opioid use and the degree of mental health-related disability due to emotional/behavioral problems as measured by the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS) instrument in a national sample of pregnant women.

Methods: We used data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2014-2017 which included 2,888 pregnant women 18 years or older. The WHODAS instrument was utilized to measure disability as the degree of functional impairment due to emotional/behavioral problems experienced by the respondent. Read More

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Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder, and Comorbid Psychiatric Illness: A Narrative Review.

J Clin Med 2020 Dec 23;10(1). Epub 2020 Dec 23.

New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Background: The landscape of attitudes, legal status and patterns of use of cannabis is rapidly changing in the United States and elsewhere. Therefore, the primary aim of this narrative review is to provide a concise overview of the literature on the comorbidity of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder (CUD) with other substance use and psychiatric disorders, and to use this information to accurately guide future directions for the field.

Methods: A literature review of PubMed was conducted for studies relating to cannabis use, CUD, and a co-occurring psychiatric disorder. Read More

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December 2020

Differences in use of inhalants among sexual minorities in the USA in 2015-2018.

Addict Behav 2021 04 25;115:106789. Epub 2020 Dec 25.

Department of Psychiatry - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Objectives: Inhalants are substances with underestimated abuse potential associated with cardiac problems, dizziness, seizures, and decreased level of consciousness. Inhalants are commonly used by the LGB population, who are vulnerable to their harms. US epidemiologic inhalants data are scarce. Read More

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Feature Extraction for Heroin-Use Classification Using Imbalanced Random Forest Methods.

Subst Use Misuse 2021 12;56(1):123-130. Epub 2020 Nov 12.

Data Science and Analytics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA.

Background And Aims: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) contains a large number of responses and many features. This study aims to identify features from within NSDUH that are important in classifying heroin use. Proper implementation of random forest (RF) techniques copes with the highly imbalanced nature of heroin usage among respondents to identify features that are prominent in classification models involving nonlinear combinations of predictive variables. Read More

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November 2020

Co-occurrence across time and space of drug- and cannabinoid- exposure and adverse mental health outcomes in the National Survey of Drug Use and Health: combined geotemporospatial and causal inference analysis.

BMC Public Health 2020 Nov 4;20(1):1655. Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia.

Background: Whilst many studies have linked increased drug and cannabis exposure to adverse mental health (MH) outcomes their effects on whole populations and geotemporospatial relationships are not well understood.

Methods: Ecological cohort study of National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) geographically-linked substate-shapefiles 2010-2012 and 2014-2016 supplemented by five-year US American Community Survey. Drugs: cigarettes, alcohol abuse, last-month cannabis use and last-year cocaine use. Read More

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November 2020