Substance Use Data & Statistics

SAMHSA 2016 National Survey on Drug Use & Health
Results of the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use & Health on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substance use in individuals age 12 and older.

Report: Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States
Summary of key findings from the SAMHSA 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Report: State Reports from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Findings and data for individual states based on the SAMHSA 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Report: Receipt of Services for Substance Use and Mental Health Issues among Adults
Data from the SAMHSA 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) on the use of services for mental health and substance use concerns among adults in the US.

Report: Provisional Counts of Drug Overdose Deaths
August 2017 CDC report providing provisional counts of drug overdose deaths in the US.

Report: 2010-2015 Increases in Drug & Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths
December 2016 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on deaths involving opioid overdoses in the US.

United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime Drug Use Statistics
The World Drug Report from the UNODC provides an annual overview of the major developments in drug markets.

National Institute on Drug Abuse Trends & Statistics
Resources covering the prevalence and trends regarding drug abuse in the US, including information on drug usage, emergency room data, prevention and treatment programs, and more.

The National Survey on Drug Use & Health
Each year, this SAMHSA survey is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse and mental disorders in the US.

Drug & Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS)
SAMHSA's DASIS provides information on services available for substance abuse treatment and the characteristics of individuals admitted to treatment.

Treatment Episode Data Sets (TEDS)
TEDS data includes characteristics of admissions to drug treatment by primary substance used as well as trends in primary substance of abuse, co-abuse of drugs, and demographic and employment characteristics.

SAMHSA Data Aggregation
SAMHSA offers a variety of data on multiple topics to create a national framework for quality improvement in behavioral health care.

The National Drug Early Warning System
NDEWS monitors emerging drug use trends to enable health experts, researchers, and concerned citizens across the country to respond quickly to potential outbreaks of illicit drugs and to identify increased use of designer synthetic compounds.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The CDC's FastStats on Illegal Drug Use includes morbidity and mortality data and prevalence of drug usage.

Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER)
The CDC's WONDER offers an easy-to-use, menu-driven system of resources available to health professionals and the public.

Drug Enforcement Administration
The DEA provides national illegal drug seizure data presented in the context of other drug epidemiology.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Office of Justice Program's Bureau of Justice Statistics lists drug-related crime data, including incarceration statistics.

Office of National Drug Control Policy
The White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy has collected national data on drug use and reported on that data.

Drug Policy Alliance
The DPA provides statistics on the "drug war", including arrest statistics and marijuana legislation.

Drug Policy Alliance Map of State Laws Regulating Naloxone
An interactive map that shows all states with broadened naloxone access laws and links to the text of the laws.

The Network for Public Health Law Naloxone Briefing
This document lists all the naloxone access laws by state and overdose Good Samaritan laws by state.

National Conference of State Legislatures
The NCSL offers national maps for opioid antagonist (naloxone) access and for Good Samaritan overdose immunity laws.








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