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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 2012

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) series (formerly titled National Household Survey on Drug Abuse) primarily measures the prevalence and correlates of drug use in the United States. The surveys are designed to provide quarterly, as well as annual, estimates. Information is provided on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco among members of United States households aged 12 and older. Questions included age at first use as well as lifetime, annual, and past-month usage for the following drug classes: marijuana, cocaine (and crack), hallucinogens, heroin, inhalants, alcohol, tobacco, and nonmedical use of prescription drugs, including pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. The survey covered substance abuse treatment history and perceived need for treatment, and included questions from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders that allow diagnostic criteria to be applied. The survey included questions concerning treatment for both substance abuse and mental health-related disorders. Respondents were also asked about personal and family income sources and amounts, health care access and coverage, illegal activities and arrest record, problems resulting from the use of drugs, and needle-sharing.

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Publisher
Modified Date
2016-05-02
Release Date
2014-05-22
Identifier
f6d1a9c7-59a6-4a42-b0bc-f40a23b14592
Temporal Coverage
Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 19:00 to Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 19:00
License
Granularity
Country
Author
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Data Dictionary
Contact Name
Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
Contact Email
Bureau Code
Additional Info: 
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Agency Program URL

http://www.samhsa.gov/data

Collection Frequency

Annually

Collection Instrument

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/SAMHDA/studies/34933

Date Released

2013-11-26 00:00:00

Date Updated

2013-11-26 00:00:00

Group Name

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

License Agreement Required

0

Subject Area 1

Population Statistics

Technical Documentation

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2012SummNatFindDetTables/NationalFindin...

Unit of Analysis

Person

author_id

http://healthdata.gov/id/agency/samhsa

hd2-workflow-id

66089