NSDUH Report: Cigar
Use among Young Adults Aged 18 to 25 SAMHSA's
National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides trend data on cigar
use among young adults from 2002 to 2007. Cigar use in this age group
was 3 times greater among males than females. During this time, cigar
use in the past month among males climbed steadily from 16.8% to peak
at 19.7% in 2004 and declined to 18.4% in 2007. Among females, the
rates remained relatively stable ranging from 5.1% to 5.8% at the
peak in 2004. Younger
adults were more likely to smoke cigars currently than the older adults
in this age group: 14.5% of those age 18 or 19 smoked cigars in the
past month compared to 8.5% of those age 24 or 25. Nearly
two-thirds of past month cigar users also smoked cigarettes during
the past month (65.1% of the male current cigar smokers and 69.2%
of the female current cigar smokers).
NSDUH Report: Serious Psychological Distress and Receipt
of Mental Health Services
2007 National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH) found that
10.9% of adults aged 18 or older (24.3 million) experienced serious
psychological distress (SPD) in the past year.
the adults who experienced serious psychological distress in the
past year, less than half (44.6%) received mental health services
during that time.
adults aged 18 to 25 with serious psychological distress were less
likely than other adults with serious psychological distress
to have received mental health services: 29.4% of those aged 18
to 25; 47.2% of those aged 26 to 49, and 53.8% of those aged 50
or older with past year serious psychological distress received
mental health services in the past year. Of
the adults with past year serious psychological distress, 6.9% received
all three types of mental health services (inpatient, outpatient,
and prescription medication), 43.3% received only outpatient services
and prescription medication, and 34.7% received only prescription
NSDUH Report: Marijuana Use and Perceived Risk of Use among
Adolescents: 2002 to 2007
on SAMHSA's annual National Surveys on Drug Use and Health from
2002 to 2007, past month marijuana use among adolescents (i.e.,
youths aged 12 to 17) generally decreased from 2002 (8.2%) to 2005
(6.8%), and then remained constant between 2005 and 2007.
percentage of adolescents who perceived great risk from smoking
marijuana once a month increased between 2002 (32.4%) and
2003 (34.9%), and then remained relatively stable between 2003 and
who perceived great risk from smoking marijuana once a month were
much less likely to have used marijuana in the past month
than those who perceived moderate to no risk (1.4% vs. 9.5%).
TEDS Report: TEDS
Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) is a major national data collection
system from SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies that produces an
annual report of the demographic characteristics and substance abuse
problems of admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities.
In addition, trend data are provided for monitoring changing patterns
in substance abuse treatment admissions and discharges.
produces data on both admissions and discharges from substance abuse
treatment facilities that report to individual State administrative
data systems. In general, facilities reporting TEDS data are those
that receive State alcohol and/or drug agency funds (including Federal
Block Grant funds) for the provision of alcohol and/or drug treatment
provides data on about 1.8 million admissions annually and has been
useful to people involved in substance abuse treatment resource
allocation and program planning.
report provides the definitions for terms used in TEDS reports for
the following topics: substances of abuse, treatment service characteristics,
referral sources, prior substance abuse treatment, client characteristics,
geographic characteristics, and discharge characteristics.
Abuse Warning Network, 2006: National Estimates of Drug-Related
Emergency Department Visits
NSDUH Report: Participation in Self-help Groups for Alcohol
and Illicit Drug Use, 2006 and 2007
2006 to 2007 data from SAMHSA's National Surveys on Drug Use and
Health indicate that an annual average of 5 million persons aged
12 or older (2%) attended a self-help group in the past year because
of their use of alcohol or illicit drugs.
persons aged 12 or older who attended self-help groups in the past
year, 45.3% attended a self-help group because of their alcohol
use only, 21.8% attended a self-help group because of their illicit
drug use only,and 33.0% attended a self-help group because of their
use of both alcohol and illicit drugs.
past year self-help group participants aged 12 or older, 45.1% abstained
from any alcohol or illicit drug use in the past month.
one-third (32.7%) of persons aged 12 or older who attended a self-help
group for their alcohol or illicit drug use in the past year also
received special treatment for substance use in the past year.
National Survey on Drug Use & Health (HTML) (PDF
format): provides the latest data on prevalence and correlates
of substance use, serious psychological distress, depression, related
problems, and treatment in the civilian population aged 12 or older
in the U.S.
Episode Data Set (TEDS):
2005 Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services (HTML)
format) Providing data on treatment completion rates by
type of substance abuse care (inpatient, outpatient, hospital, methadone
full subState report on State treatment planning areas (HTML) :
New SubState report
containing substance use prevalence, depression & serious psychological
stress measures by State treatment planning areas
recommended for printing)
Estimates of Substance Use from the 2005-2006 National Surveys
on Drug Use and Health (HTML)  (PDF