Recent research published in JAMA Psychiatry highlights the status of drug abuse across the United States. Utilizing information taken from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, Bridget Grant and her research team identified the prevalence of drug use disorders (DUDs). According to their in-depth investigation, around 9.1 million people had 12-month drug abuse diagnoses. Sections of society that presented higher rates of DUDs were as follows: male, White and Native American, young, lower income and education, previously married or never married adults.
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