SA-19.5 Reduce the past-year nonmedical use of any psychotherapeutic drug (including pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives)

National Data Source
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
6.1 (2008)
Target
5.5
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 12 years and older who report nonmedical use of any prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past year
Denominator
Number of persons aged 12 years and older
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

[NUMERATOR:]

How long has it been since you last used any prescription pain reliever that was not prescribed for you or that you took only for the experience or feeling it caused?

  1. Within the past 30 days
  2. More than 30 days ago but within the past 12 months
  3. More than 12 months ago
  4. DK/REF

How long has it been since you last used any prescription tranquilizer that was not prescribed for you or that you took only for the experience or feeling it caused?

  1. Within the past 30 days
  2. More than 30 days ago but within the past 12 months
  3. More than 12 months ago
  4. DK/REF

How long has it been since you last used any prescription stimulant that was not prescribed for you or that you took only for the experience or feeling it caused?

  1. Within the past 30 days
  2. More than 30 days ago but within the past 12 months
  3. More than 12 months ago
  4. DK/REF

How long has it been since you last used any prescription sedative that was not prescribed for you or that you took only for the experience or feeling it caused?

  1. Within the past 30 days
  2. More than 30 days ago but within the past 12 months
  3. More than 12 months ago
  4. DK/REF
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

References and More Information

  1. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings. Office of Applied Studies, NSDUH Series H-36, HHS Publication No. SMA 09-4434. Rockville, MD. 2009.