FAQs

Q1: What kind of information can I get from this website?

A1: 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?

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Q3: What is the CBHSQ?

A3: The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), advances SAMHSA's mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities by providing data to decision-makers, researchers, and the general public. In its role as the Nation's principal source of behavioral health statistics, CBHSQ collects and analyzes data from a variety of sources and disseminates that information to support public health, policy, and programmatic decisions.

CBHSQ has 5 major data collection systems:

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) 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 U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population, age 12 and older. The survey generates estimates at the National, state, and substate levels.

Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)

The Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) contains the demographic characteristics and substance abuse problems of admissions to treatment facilities in the United States. TEDS has an admissions and a discharge data set.

National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (NSSATS)

The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is an annual census of all substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States, both public and private.

National Mental Health Services Survey (NMHSS)

The National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS) is an annual survey of all known mental health treatment facilities in the United States, both public and private.

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)

The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related hospital emergency department visits in order to report on the impact of drug use, misuse, and abuse in metropolitan areas and across the nation.


Treatment Information

 

Q1: How do I find a drug abuse, alcohol abuse or mental health 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 treatment provider. How do I get listed in SAMHSA's Treatment Facility Locator?

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Q3: I am a treatment provider that is already listed in SAMHSA's Treatment Facility Locator. How do I update my information?

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Q4: I am interested in treatment data for my state. Where can I find SAMHSA's data for each state?

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Q5: Where can I find national data on substance abuse treatment facilities or treatment admissions?

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Q6: Where can I find national data on mental health treatment facilities or treatment admissions?

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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

You can also find information about specific substances and topics on the Topics page here.

Q2: 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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Q3: Where can I find public use files and analysis tools?

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Q4: Has this year's National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) been released yet?

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Q5: Has this year's Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) been released yet?

A5: SAMHSA stopped collecting DAWN emergency department data at the end of 2011; therefore, we will not be releasing anything for 2012 or later.SAMHSA has entered into an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to collect data on drug-related ED visits through the new National Hospital Care Survey. This new system is still gearing up and it is anticipated that we will not have any data to release from this new venture until 2016.

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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

 

Q1: Where can I find information on SAMHSA’s grants?

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Questions About Other Federal Agencies

 

Q1: 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?

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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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If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Communications

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?

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Q5: I am a parent in desperate need of a mental health treatment facility for my child. How do I locate one in my area with the services I need?

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Last Updated: 09/16/2016