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Drug Use & Mental Health

The following article is a recap from Dr. Brugnoli's talk on Bob Soos Radio ShowAir/Podcast 3/26/18.

The new American Psychological Association Magazine is out with the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

There are 11.8 million adults over the age of 18 that have self-perceived, unmet needs for Mental Health services.

The reasons for not receiving mental health services are as follows:

  • 38% couldn't afford the cost of treatment

  • 28% thought they could handle the problem on their own without treatment

  • 21% did not know where to go for services

  • 20% said they did not have the time to seek treatment

  • 13% said their health insurance wouldn't cover Mental Health services

  • 12% were concerned about being committed or having to take medication

  • 11% said it might cause neighbors or the community to have a negative reaction (Stigma)

  • 10% thought treatment would not help

To view the full 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, visit the link below.

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