Women, Children and Families Tools and Resources

Women's Treatment Evaluations and Data

Explore relevant data reports and resources about women and gender from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health and other reports.

Bibliography of Articles about SAMHA’s Women, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Violence Study (PDF | 94 KB)
The Institute for Health and Recovery compiled this comprehensive list of journal articles stemming from the Women, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Violence Study (WCDVS). The WCDVS was one of the first large-scale studies to investigate promising models for treating women with these complex problems.

Public naloxone administration dashboard – 2017
This dashboard displays trends in naloxone administration over time and provides detail on the NEMSIS activations where naloxone was administered by emergency medical services, including rates aggregated by sex.

Mental Health and African Americans
This data from the Office on Minority health details the mental health status, suicide rates, access to health care for African Americans and Non-Hispanic Blacks in comparison to Whites and Non-Hispanic Whites. Data is aggregated by men and women.

Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes: United States  2017
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report summarizes the latest information available on the national level for various health outcomes, health behaviors, and prescribing patterns related to the drug problem in the United States. Drug usage rates are aggregated by sex throughout the report.

HHS Behavioral Health Research Reports on Substance Abuse and Mental Health among Women and Girls, published from 2001-2014
This Report presents a bibliography and links to “Short Reports” and “Spotlights” produced by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA. The publications listed focus on women and/or girls, although many of the DASIS, DAWN, and NSDUH reports that are included present gender-specific data. – June 5, 2014.

HIV Among Women
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a slide set reporting data and statistics on HIV infection among women. Data are organized by year, race/ethnicity, transmission category, age at diagnosis, and geographical area. – June 23, 2015

RWC/PPW Cross-Site Evaluation (PDF | 489 KB)
This series of brief fact sheets (2003) highlights findings from the independent project evaluations of 26 Residential Women and Children (RWC) and 24 Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) 5-year demonstration. These projects were funded by the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

Sex-Specific Reporting of Scientific Research at the National Academies Press – 2012
On August 30, 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice hosted the workshop “Sex-Specific Reporting of Scientific Research.” This report summarizes the presentations and discussions by the expert panelists during the IOM workshop.

Substance Use in Women (Research Reports)
Online resource with information about the importance of scientific research into sex and gender issues related to drug use. Includes research summaries about women and commonly abused drugs; the latest research related to drug use while pregnant or breastfeeding; and issues related to drug use, including co-occurring mental health disorders, women and violence, and the importance of including women in research.

Therapeutic Communities Research Report
This Research Report discusses the approach, key components and effectiveness of Therapeutic Communities (TCs), how treatment is provided; and how TCs treat populations with special needs (including mental illness, homelessness); and how TCs treat women and adolescents. It also addresses how TCs are integrated into the criminal justice system.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey
The national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, conducted by the CDC, monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The survey assesses youth behaviors that contribute to:

  • Unintentional injuries and to violence;
  • Youth tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use;
  • Sexual behaviors among youth that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases;
  • Youth dietary behaviors, physical activity, and obesity/overweight; and
  • Other health-related topics among youth.
Last Updated: 08/14/2018