Millennium Health Signals Report™:
National Drug Use Trends
We have analyzed our proprietary database of millions of drug test results from the last five years to answer some of the most pressing questions associated with trends in medication use and substance abuse today.
The findings from this analysis highlight the following trends:
- The prevalence of fentanyl-laced heroin has been on the rise across the United States since 2013, with the incidence of this deadly combination higher in specific geographic regions.
- Samples from patients undergoing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine/naloxone tested positive for a broad range of unexpected medications and illicit substances.
- The percent of samples positive for gabapentin without a reported prescription, relative to the total number of prescriptions written, has remained consistent since 2014 on a national level but varies substantially by state.