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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). This NIH institute conducts research on alcohol consumption and the prevention and treatment of alcohol-related problems.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). NIDA supports research and dissemination of information on prevention and treatment of drug abuse and addiction.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Selected Resources

DrugFacts. Nationwide Trends. 2014 January (National Institute on Drug Abuse). This factsheet presents data on drug abuse from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Some other issues in the DrugFacts series include statistical information.

Owens PL, Barrett ML, Weiss AJ, Washington RE, Kronick R. Hospital Inpatient Utilization Related to Opioid Overuse Among Adults, 1993-2013. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project; 2014 Aug. 14 p. (HCUP Statistical brief; 177).

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ). Series: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Rockville, MD: SAMHSA; 2010 - . Links to reports based on the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, including overviews, mental health findings, and reports for specific ethnic groups. Most reports are electronically available and can be freely downloaded.

SAMHSA Data, Outcomes, and Quality. Reports by Topic. This page provides an index to reports on substance use and mental health from SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ).

Smoking and Tobacco Use. Data and Statistics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). This Website links to numerous sources of CDC data.

Surveillance Reports (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism). This page links to recent publications from NIAAA on alcohol consumption and alcohol-related morbidity and mortality in the US.

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