Information on Drug Use from around the Web

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Drug Surveys

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

Get drug info about:

  • Drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments
  • Visits to emergency departments by type of drug used

View highlights from the 2011 DAWN full-report.

Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out about drug use by drivers involved in fatal crashes.

Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan

Get info about:

  • Drug use by youth (8th, 10th, and 12th graders)
  • Drug use by college students
  • Drug use by adults through age 50
  • Attitudes on drug use

View the summary of Monitoring the Future Study.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Get drug use statistics on people 12 and older:

  • Frequency of use
  • Patterns of use
  • Consequences of use

View the summary of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Treatment Episode Data Sets (TEDS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Get drug treatment info on:

  • The number of people 12 and older admitted to substance-abuse treatment facilities
  • Demographics of treatment admissions
  • Admissions by type of drug
  • Admission trends

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YSRB), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Provides info on substance abuse and other health-related risk behavior by teens in grades 9-12. View the summary of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Other Resources for Substance Abuse Information

Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), Columbia University. Get info about addiction, the negative impact of drugs on society, and prevention and treatment solutions.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR), University of Maryland. Get one-page overviews on substance abuse trends or issues.

National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (NAMSDL). Get assistance with and info on state drug and alcohol laws, policies, regulations, and programs.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health. Get all the info on the research and science of drugs, drug abuse, and addiction. NIDA also has a site just for teens.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Executive Office of the President. Get info on the nation’s drug control strategy and other drug-control issues.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services. Get info on reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America’s communities.