OAS Data Systems and Publications
DATA SYSTEMS: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of Applied Studies (OAS) is the primary source of information on the prevalence and incidence of substance abuse and mental health problems in the United States and the characteristics of those who suffer from these problems. SAMHSAs OAS is also the national source of information on the location, organization, and capacity of providers that offer services to prevent and treat substance abuse, including the cost, quality, and effectiveness of the services of these providers. Click here for topics covered on the OAS website. Click here for a tutorial to analyze OAS public use files online. SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies (OAS) is responsible for the following major data collection systems that provide this information:
OTHER OAS SERVICES: Data from these OAS data collection systems are available to the public, researchers, and other interested persons through published and web reports. OAS produces several publication series that provide national data on alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and their correlates and consequences. In addition, persons may do their own data analysis using our Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archives (SAMHDA) system that provides for data analysis either on-line or by downloading the public use tapes.