This DrugFacts was discontinued in 2018. It was a summary of SAMHSA data from the data sources listed below.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) tracks treatment issues and provides the following data sets.
Treatment Episode Data Set
The Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) compiles client-level data for substance abuse treatment admissions from State Agency data systems. State data systems collect data from facilities about their admissions to treatment and discharges from treatment. TEDS is an admission-based system, but it does not include all admissions.
Many of these facilities that report TEDS data receive State funds or Federal block grant funds to provide alcohol and/or drug treatment services. State laws require substance abuse treatment programs to report publicly funded admissions. Some States only collect publicly funded admissions. Other States are able to collect privately funded admissions from facilities that receive public funding. States then report these data from their State administrative systems to SAMHSA.
National Survey on Drug Use and Health
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) measures:
- use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
- mental disorders, treatment, and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders
The data provides estimates of substance use and mental illness at the national, state, and sub-state levels. NSDUH data also help to identify the extent of substance use and mental illness among different sub-groups, estimate trends over time, and determine the need for treatment services.