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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1:   What kind of information can I get from this website?
  We have provided the following information to answer the various types of questions we receive. Some of these deal with areas that are not our responsibility; but, as a courtesy, we have provided guidance for further information. Please select the categories for the types of questions you have.
 

  

 
Q2: What's New?
  Latest Releases of CBHSQ Data and Reports

Just Released!  CBHSQ Short Reports on such drugs as marijuana, crack cocaine, inhalants, club drugs, heroin, alcohol, and tobacco.  Selected substance abuse topics include injecting drug use, illicit drug use during pregnancy, gender differences in substance abuse treatment, guns and drug use, as well as  team sports and drug use.  

 

 

Q3: What is the CBHSQ? (To be updated...)
The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) is an Office within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. CBHSQ is the primary source of national data on the prevalence, treatment, and consequences of substance abuse in the United States. CBHSQ regularly collects data on drug-related emergency room visits and drug-related deaths.  CBHSQ  is also the national source of information on the location, organization, and capacity of providers which offer services to prevent and treat substance abuse and the cost, quality, and effectiveness of the services of these providers. 

SAMHSA has three major data collection systems to provide this information on a regular basis:  the National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH), the Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS) -including N-SSATS and TEDS-, and the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN).   

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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Information

Q1: How do I find a drug abuse or alcohol treatment program with the services that I need for myself, family members, a client, or a friend?
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Q2: I am a substance abuse treatment provider.  How do I get listed in SAMHSA's Treatment Facility Locator?
A2: Information for treatment providers- scroll down to Questions from Facility Operators

 

Q3: I am a substance abuse treatment provider that is already listed in SAMHSA's Treatment Facility Locator.  How do I update my information?
A3: Information for treatment providers- scroll down to Questions from Facility Operators
 
Q4: I am interested in substance abuse treatment data for my state.  Where can I find SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies data for each state?
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State data and reports

State Substance Abuse Treatment Data

 
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Where can I find national data on substance abuse treatment facilities or treatment admissions?

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Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS)

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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Data

Q1: What drug abuse information can you provide me?
A1: We can provide national and state data collected by SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies as indicated below.  For further information on our services, click on the following:   Center for Behavioral Health Information (CBHSQ),   CBHSQ Data SystemsCBHSQ Home Page.  Also, check our Short Reports on selected topics related to substance abuse:
 
Q2: What are the latest data on alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse from CBHSQ
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Q3: Where can I find more detailed data than are found in SAMHSA's National Surveys on Drug Abuse or DAWN standard reports?
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Q4: How can I get alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse data so I can analyze factors of interest to me?
A4: On Line data analysis and download public use files 
   
Q5: Where are the substance abuse data for each state?
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Q6: Has this year's SAMHSA National Household Survey on Drug Abuse results been released yet?
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Q7: Where can I find the latest public use file from NHSDA or any other CBHSQ data system?
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Q8: What is the NSDUH/NHSDA?
A8:  SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH/NHSDA) was formerly called the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA).  It is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non institutionalized population, age 12 and older.

National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH/NHSDA) Reportscontains prevalence, demographic, correlates, perceived harmfulness, and other measures of alcohol, tobacco, non medical use of psychotherapeutics, and illicit drug use.

Special NSDUH/NHSDA Studies  present statistics on such topics as mental health, drug use and driving, workplace policies, and drug use by racial and ethnic groups. 

Analytic Series Reports  address special topics relating to alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health.

Q9: Has this year's DAWN Emergency Department Report been released yet?
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Drugs and the Workplace

Q1: Where can I find information on drug use, drug testing, and other substance abuse issues in the workplace?
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SAMHSA Grants and Other SAMHSA Funding

Q1: Now that I have CBHSQ statistics that I wanted for a grant application, where can I find information on SAMHSA's grants?
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Q2: What about information on other types of SAMHSA funding?
A2: SAMHSA funding opportunities

 

Q3: Where can I get help planning community substance abuse prevention projects?
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Questions About Other Federal Agencies

Q1: SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Information Website is great for CBHSQ publications and data, but where can I find information from NIH and other agencies?
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Q2: Isn't SAMHSA part of NIH?
A2: No, SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is a separate agency in the Department of Health and Human Services and is not part of NIH.  SAMHSA is the Federal Government's lead agency for improving the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment, and mental health services in the United States.
 
Q3: I am looking for an employee in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  I thought the person worked for SAMHSA?  How do I find the employee?
A3: DHHS employee locator
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  Special Needs and Miscellaneous Questions

Q1: I am a reporter with a deadline in 2 hours.  I need statistics from your latest drug abuse report that SAMHSA just released.
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Q2: How do I know what CBHSQ mailing list to get on to receive the publications on substance abuse that I want?
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Q3: I am a student with a term paper on drug abuse due tomorrow.  Can you give me everything you have on drug abuse?
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Q4: I am a parent in desperate need of a drug treatment facility for my child.  How do I locate one in my area with the services I need?
A4: Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
   
Q5: How do I thank you for getting all this great information for me?
A5: This information is provided by the Publications and Data Dissemination Team and other staff of SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies.  We are always happy to hear that we are helpful.   CBHSQ Mail Room  

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This page was last updated on  January 16, 2009


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