8.5M adults have a substance abuse problem, survey shows

The number of people with substance use disorder receiving treatment are on the rise, according to a survey from HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Here four things to know:

1. Researchers collected and analyzed 2017 data from the National Survey on Drugs and Health.

2. They found the number of people receiving treatment for heroin-related opioid use disorder increased from 38 percent in 2016 to 55 percent in 2017.

3. About 8.5 million adults had substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental illness in 2017. In addition, 300,000 individuals ages 12-17 reported having substance use disorder, along with a major depressive episode, in the past year.

4. About 7 percent of pregnant women reported using marijuana in the past month, and 3 percent reported daily marijuana use.

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