2012 Community Profile
Risk Factors, Adults
Major Depressive Episode and Substance Abuse, Adults in the U.S. Chart 18. Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse among Adults Aged 18 or Older, by Major Depressive Episode in the Past Year: 2010
Adults aged 18 or older who had MDE in the past year were more likely to have substance dependence or abuse than adults who did not have past year MDE (22.0 vs. 7.9%) The percentage meeting criteria for illicit drug dependence or abuse was greater among adults aged 18 or older who had MDE in the past year than for adults without MDE in the past year (8.8 vs. 2.1%). Also, the percentage meeting criteria for alcohol dependence or abuse in the past year was greater among adults with MDE in the past year than for adults without MDE in the past year (17.1 vs. 6.6%). In 2010, 3.4 million adults aged 18 or older (16.9%) with past year substance dependence or abuse had MDE in the same time period.
(Source: Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings.)