20-Year Mortality after Discharge in a Cohort of 1,099 Former Trauma Inpatients With and Without Substance Use Disorders

Injury is the most common cause of death in Americans under the age of 46[1]; 35-40% of all injured patients have evidence of psychoactive substance use and 40-50% of admitted patients have a current substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis.[2 –4] Injuries encompass all external causes of death, including intentional harm against others or oneself, poisonings, vehicle crashes, falls, burns, and drowning.[5] Psychoactive substances include alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and both prescription and illicit opioids.
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