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.
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.
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.
Issue Brief: Pain in the Nation: Healthcare Systems Brief
How healthcare systems can help address the drug, alcohol and suicide crises.
Pain in the Nation: Education Brief
How the education sector can help address the alcohol, drug and suicide crises.
Pain in the Nation Update: Deaths from Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Reach the Highest Level Ever Recorded
According to the most recent data, in 2016, 142,000 Americans, the highest number ever recorded, died from alcohol-and drug-induced fatalities and suicide - an average of one every four minutes.
Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Crises and Need for a National Resilience Strategy
This report examines the set of epidemics the country is facing as drug overdose, alcohol-related and suicide deaths are all increasing. The report includes evidence-based programs and policies to address these triple crises.