U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 2022
Estimates of the number of children whose parents engage in problematic substance use including past-year substance use, and SUD by substance type and child demographics. Key findings:
- An average of more than 21 million children lived with a parent who used substances from 2015–2019 while more than 2 million lived with a parent who had a SUD.
- Living with a parent who had a SUD varied by child age, race, ethnicity, and proximity to urban centers.
- Children under 12 had a higher likelihood of living with a parent who had a SUD.
- States varied as far as the percentages of children living with parents who had a SUD. The range extended from less than 1% (Nebraska) to nearly 5% (Maine).
Topic(s): Childhood and Adolescence
Section: Additional Resources