SAMHSA's Latest National Survey on Drug Use & Health

National Prevalence Data with Correlates of Substance Use:  SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use & Health is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non institutionalized population, age 12 and older.   It is currently conducted by SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies (OAS).   Correlates in OAS reports include the following:  age, gender, pregnancy status, race/ethnicity, education, employment, geographic area, frequency of use, and  association with alcohol, tobacco, & illegal drug use.

Obtaining hard copies of SAMHSA's 2008 National Survey on Drug Use & Health

2008 National Survey on Drug Use & Health - Full Report:  provides the latest data on prevalence and correlates of substance use, serious mental illness, related problems, and treatment in the civilian population aged 12 or older in the U.S.

2008 National Survey on Drug Use & Health - Detailed Tables:  includes 2006 & 2007 data on Any Illicit Drug, Marijuana and Hashish, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, Hallucinogens, LSD, PCP, Ecstasy, Inhalants, Nonmedical Use of Any Psychotherapeutic, Pain Relievers, Tranquilizers, Stimulants, Methamphetamine, Sedatives, Any Illicit Drug Other than Marijuana

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All reports from the National Survey on Drug Use & Health

Prior Press Releases:    2006 NSDUH;  2005 NSDUH;   2004 NSDUH;  2003 NSDUH;  2002 NSDUH;  2001 NHSDA;  2000 NHSDA; 1999 NHSDA1998 NHSDA1997 NHSDA;  1996 NHSDA

SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use & Health is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non institutionalized population, age 12 and older.   It is currently conducted by SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies (OAS).  

Methodology:  Conducted periodically since 1972 and annually since 1991, the survey has undergone various methodological improvements.  Click here for description of current sample and methodology.   Other survey methodology reports and detailed tables are also available only on the web.  

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This page was last updated on  September 10, 2009 .