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Utilization of mental health and substance use disorder services by social workers in 13 U.S. states
Abstract

Over 5800 licensed social workers in 13 U.S. states responded to questions in an online survey regarding their use of mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services during different periods of their lives. As many as 69% of respondents reported ever having accessed mental health treatment, with only 6% having utilized SUD treatment. Among participants reporting a history of mental health problems, 89% utilized mental health treatment. However, only 35% of respondents who indicated a history of substance use problems reported using SUD services, with a much larger proportion of this cohort (84%) reporting use of mental health services.

Full citation:
Senreich E, Steen JT, Straussner SLA (2022).
Utilization of mental health and substance use disorder services by social workers in 13 U.S. states
Social Work in Mental Health [Epub 2022 Mar 30]. doi: 10.1080/15332985.2022.2053028.