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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducts a yearly survey on usage of, and perceptions toward, various types of drugs and alcohol, along with prevalence of mental health issues.

Called the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the survey compiles data from interviews with nearly 70,000 people each year. NSDUH data can be used to monitor substance abuse trends, keep communities informed, and prioritize public health interventions.

  • Topics include mental health disorder prevalence, drug and alcohol usage rates, and perceptions about the dangers of drug and alcohol use.
  • Data granularity: by state, as well as age ranges (children, young adults, and adults 25 and over).
  • Timeframe: annual data, ranging from 2011 to 2016.
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