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National Prevention Week: May 18-24

Past month substance abuse among 12 to 17 year olds in 2012

Examining patterns of illicit drug use in youth is one example of how the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)  can be used to increase awareness of substance abuse and empower prevention efforts. Check out other ways NSDUH data have been used to create a better understanding of substance abuse and mental health:

The SAMHDA website offers many options for exploring your own substance abuse and mental health questions using the NSDUH:

Public-Use NSDUH


Format options include SAS, SPSS, Stata, ASCII, tab-delimited, and R.

Online Analysis

SDA online analysis options range from crosstabulation to regression.

Quick Tables

Point and click to create custom tables and graphs for preselected variables.

Restricted-Use NSDUH


Online Analysis with disclosure restrictions to ensure protection of confidential data.

Data Portal

Virtual desktop access to restricted-use microdata. Authorization required.