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SAMHDA Adds 2015 Survey to Public-Use Files

The enhanced Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) has added 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Public-Use Files to the archive.

The NSDUH series, formerly titled National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, is a major source of statistical information on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and on mental health issues among members of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged 12 or older. The survey tracks trends in specific substance use and mental illness measures and assesses the consequences of these conditions by examining mental illness and/or substance use disorders and treatment for these concerns. NSDUH is sponsored by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (formerly Office of Applied Studies), SAMHSA.

NSDUH public-use files allow researchers to conduct analyses using NSDUH microdata that have been treated to protect the confidentiality of respondents. These files are available for download in SAS, SPSS, STATA, and ASCII formats, and online analysis with PDAS.

To access the NSDUH Public-Use Files, click here.

The Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council (RSAC) links towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod to identify and address regional gaps and disparities in the service provider system, and to maximize inter-agency collaboration, funding, and resource opportunities.  RSAC facilitates a regional approach to substance use across the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.