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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA-2001)

The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA) series
measures the prevalence and correlates of drug use in the United
States. The surveys are designed to provide quarterly, as well as
annual, estimates. Information is provided on the use of illicit
drugs, alcohol, and tobacco among members of United States households
aged 12 and older. Questions include age at first use as well as
lifetime, annual, and past-month usage for the following drug classes:
marijuana, cocaine (and crack), hallucinogens, heroin, inhalants,
alcohol, tobacco, and nonmedical use of prescription drugs, including
pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. The survey
covers substance abuse treatment history and perceived need for
treatment, and includes questions from the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders that allow diagnostic criteria to be
applied. Respondents are also asked about personal and family income
sources and amounts, health care access and coverage, illegal
activities and arrest record, problems resulting from the use of
drugs, and needle-sharing. Questions introduced in previous NHSDA
administrations were retained in the 2001 survey, including questions
asked only of respondents aged 12 to 17. These "youth experiences"
items covered a variety of topics, such as neighborhood environment,
illegal activities, gang involvement, drug use by friends, social
support, extracurricular activities, exposure to substance abuse
prevention and education programs, and perceived adult attitudes
toward drug use and activities such as school work. Also retained were
questions on mental health and access to care, perceived risk of using
drugs, perceived availability of drugs, driving behavior and personal
behavior, and cigar smoking. Questions on the tobacco brand used most
often were introduced with the 1999 survey and have been retained
through the 2001 survey. Demographic data include gender, race, age,
ethnicity, marital status, educational level, job status, veteran
status, and current household composition. In addition, in 2001 questions on purchase of marijuana were added.This study has 1 Data Set.

Release Date
Contact Name
Brooklyn Lupari, SAMHSA/CBHSQ c/o SAMHDA Support
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Public Access Level
Bureau Code
009:30 - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Program Code
009:030 - Department of Health and Human Services - Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities and Health
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