2.3 Benzodiazepine Use Among U.S. Adults- Statistics

Benzodiazepine Use Among U.S. Adults- Statistics

  • Among U.S. adults in 2015-2016:
    • 12.5% use benzodiazepines.
    • 2.1% misused benzodiazepines at least once.
    • 0.2% had benzodiazepine use disorders.
  • Among benzodiazepine users:
    • 17.1% misused benzodiazepines.
    • 1.5% had benzodiazepine use disorders.
  • Benzodiazepine use was associated with emergency room visits, suicidal ideation, use of most substances, and mental disorders.
(Blanco et al., 2018)