Receipt of Services among Adults in the US with Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness [SMI] and Substance Use Disorder [SUD]

"Among the 3.6 million adults aged 18 or older in 2019 who had a co-occurring SUD and SMI in the past year (2019 DT 10.6), 66.6 percent (or 2.4 million people) received either substance use treatment at a specialty facility or mental health services in the past year, 52.0 percent (or 1.9 million people) received only mental health services, 12.7 percent (or 452,000 people) received both substance use treatment at a specialty facility and mental health services, and 1.9 percent (or 68,000 people) received only substance use treatment at a specialty facility (Figure 81 and 2019 DT 10.27). These percentages in 2019 were similar to the percentages in 2015 to 2018.

"Aged 18 to 25
"Among the 958,000 young adults aged 18 to 25 in 2019 who had a co-occurring SUD and SMI in the past year (2019 DT 10.6), 60.5 percent (or 577,000 people) received either substance use treatment at a specialty facility or mental health services in the past year, 7.0 percent (or 67,000 people) received both substance use treatment at a specialty facility and mental health services, and 2.0 percent (or 19,000 people) received only substance use treatment at a specialty facility (2019 DT 10.28). These percentages in 2019 were similar to the percentages in 2015 to 2018.

"Also among young adults aged 18 to 25 in 2019 who had a co-occurring SUD and SMI in the past year, 51.4 percent (or 491,000 people) received only mental health services (2019 DT 10.28). This percentage in 2019 was higher than the percentage in 2015, but it was similar to the percentages in 2016 to 2018.

"Aged 26 or Older
"Among the 2.6 million adults aged 26 or older in 2019 who had a co-occurring SUD and SMI in the past year (2019 DT 10.6),81 68.9 percent (or 1.8 million people) received either substance use treatment at a specialty facility or mental health services in the past year, 52.2 percent (or 1.4 million people) received only mental health services, 14.8 percent (or 385,000 people) received both substance use treatment at a specialty facility and mental health services, and 1.9 percent (or 48,000 people) received only substance use treatment at a specialty facility (2019 DT 10.29). These percentages in 2019 were similar to the percentages in 2015 to 2018."

Source: 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. PEP20-07-01-001, NSDUH Series H-55). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.