Pain in the Nation 2023: U.S. Death Rate Due to Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide Increased by 11 Percent in 2021
TFAH’s annual report found that in 2021 increases in death rates due to substance misuse and suicide occurred among all ages, races, and geographic groups, but were particularly high for youth suicides and drug overdose among certain populations of color and in rural parts of the country.
Pain in the Nation 2022: U.S. Experienced Highest Ever Combined Rates of Deaths Due to Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic
TFAH and Well Being Trust’s annual report found that deaths spanned ages, racial and ethnic groups, and geography but disproportionally harmed young people and people of color. Solutions are known and must be implemented.
Pain in the Nation Series Update: Alcohol, Drug and Suicide Deaths at Record Highs
Annual deaths due to alcohol, drugs or suicide exceeded 156,000 in 2019 and alcohol deaths were higher for every adult age group for the year. Furthermore, preliminary data show that the COVID-19 crisis created higher rates of Americans’ mental distress, substance use, and drug overdose.
A Blueprint for the 2021 Administration and Congress
The Promise of Good Health for All: Transforming Public Health in America
Pain in the Nation Series Update – Alcohol, Drug and Suicide Deaths in 2018
May 2020 - Annual U.S. deaths due to alcohol, drugs or suicide reached nearly 152,000 in 2018, a rate approximately level with the prior year, despite decreases in overall opioid overdose deaths.
The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2020
This report, a part of TFAH’s annual public health funding series, found a continuing pattern of underfunding of these vital programs.
Special Analysis: How Healthy Is Your Congressional District?
This analysis provides a snapshot of 11 preventive health measures reported by congressional district based on 2017 Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Survey data. These data highlight areas in which policymakers and health advocates can focus their efforts to improve the health status of entire communities.
Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use and Suicide
A Pain in the Nation Series Report
Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide and the Millennial Generation – A Devastating Impact
Increases in alcohol, drug, and suicide deaths have affected all age groups and all communities, but the impact on people in their 20s and early 30s has been particularly pronounced.
Pain in the Nation Update: While Deaths from Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide Slowed Slightly in 2017, Rates Are Still at Historic Highs
Deaths from Synthetic Opioids Continue to Rise Sharply And Suicides Are Growing at the Fastest Pace in Years.