On-Line Analysis of Alcohol,
Tobacco, and Drug Use: Part 1
SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies (OAS) provides public use files from its
major data collection systems for on-line analysis. No personal
identifiers are available from our data systems. These public
use files are archived in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
(SAMHDA). OAS established this on-line data
analysis system to provide ready access to substance abuse and mental health research
data and ultimately to promote more effective prevention and treatment
programs. We share these data with researchers, academics, policymakers, service providers, and
others to facilitate more rapid and greater understanding of substance abuse and mental health problems and the impact of related treatment
If you are searching for data, first check to
see if the analysis has already been done and if the results are on the
web. You can either check by Topic or
Data Type. These sources include detailed analysis provided in data tables that
available only on the web as well as those that have been published. Click
here if you are interested in doing some Quick
Statistics on State level treatment
has been developed to provide the data in user friendly format.
For optimal use, we suggest that you proceed as follows:
1. Do a variable search to see
if you can conduct the analysis you want.
2. Review the OAS data systems to
understand the study methodology, purpose, etc. to properly interpret
your procedures and results.
Examine the short reports
that provide an overview of the SAMHDA system and examples of analyses.
4. Go to SAMHDA. SAMHDA is managed by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
(ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. When ready to do the
on-line analysis, you will be leaving the SAMHSA website and going to
their website. By clicking below, you will be
leaving the SAMHSA website.
5. Part 2: For experienced SAMHDA users, who want to go directly to
a specific OAS data set on SAMHDA, Click
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