Monday, April 7, 2014

Released for the First Time: 2010 National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS) Public-use Data

SAMHSA announces the release of the 2010 N-MHSS, a biennial survey of specialty mental health treatment facilities. For the first time, SAMHSA is making the 2010 N-MHSS public-use data and documentation files available for download and online analysis on the SAMHDA website. Detailed findings and tables are available in the 2010 N-MHSS report from SAMHSA. more...

The 2010 N-MHSS includes data on the types of services and special programs offered, types of payments accepted, and number and characteristics of clients being served in mental health treatment facilities. The N-MHSS complements the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), another facility-based survey of substance abuse treatment facilities that is similar to the N-MHSS in design and content. The N-SSATS series is also sponsored by SAMHSA and is available on the SAMHDA website.

The 2010 N-MHSS public-use file consists of 10,374 records The following types of mental health treatment facilities were included in the study: psychiatric hospitals; non-federal general hospitals with a separate psychiatric unit; VA medical centers; outpatient or day treatment, or partial hospitalization mental health facilities; residential treatment centers for children; residential treatment centers for adults; and multi-setting (multi-service, non-hospital) mental health facilities.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Data Portal Update: Open Application Period is Planned for Fall 2014

SAMHSA plans the next call for applications for access to the Data Portal to occur in fall 2014.

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For information about the application process and data available through the Data Portal, please visit the Data Portal page.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

R-DAS will be unavailable on March 29 between 8:00 pm and midnight

ICPSR will perform maintenance on the Web server on Saturday, March 29 beginning at 8:00 pm. During this maintenance, the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (R-DAS) will be unavailable. All other features of the SAMHDA site are expected to function as usual.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The National Comorbidity Survey: Baseline (NCS-1), 1990-1992 Study Has Moved

The NCS-1, 1990-1992 study has been transferred from the SAMHDA archive to the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) Archive. NCS-1 data and documentation files can now be accessed through the NAHDAP and ICPSR General Archive websites. We apologize for any inconvenience this transition may have caused.

The National Comorbidity Survey: Baseline (NCS-1) investigated the prevalence and correlates of DSM III-R disorders, and patterns and correlates of service utilization for these disorders. Carried out in the early 1990s, the NCS-1 was the first survey to administer a structured psychiatric interview to a nationally representative household sample that resulted in over 8,000 respondents. Subsamples of the original respondents completed the NCS-1 Part II survey and Tobacco Use Supplement. Diagnoses were based on a modified version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (the UM-CIDI), which was developed at the University of Michigan. Drugs covered by this survey include alcohol, tobacco, sedatives, stimulants, tranquilizers, analgesics, inhalants, marijuana/hashish, cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, nonmedical use of prescription drugs, and polysubstance use. Other items include demographic characteristics, personal and family history of substance use and abuse, substance abuse treatment, data on drug use including recency, frequency, and age at first use, problems resulting from the use of drugs, personal and family history of psychiatric problems, mental health treatment, symptoms of psychiatric disorders, mental health status, HIV risk behaviors, and physical health status.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2010 Data Added to Treatment Episode Data Set-Discharges (TEDS-D) Concatenated File

The TEDS-D Concatenated file has been updated to include data through 2010. The 2006 to 2010 TEDS-D Concatenated data and documentation files are now available for download, online analysis, and Quick Tables. more...

TEDS-D provides descriptive information about discharges from alcohol or drug treatment in facilities that report to individual state administrative data systems. Demographic information such as gender, race, ethnicity, education, and employment status, among others, are included in the data. The reason for discharge and the length of time in treatment are also included in the file. Substances reported in TEDS-D include alcohol, cocaine and crack, marijuana and hashish, heroin, nonprescription methadone, other opiates and synthetics, stimulants, tranquilizers, sedatives, and over-the-counter medications, among others.

TEDS-D is one component of the Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS), maintained by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). TEDS-A, a sister data system, records admissions to treatment facilities. The TEDS-A Concatenated file was recently updated to include data through 2011.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2011 Data Added to Treatment Episode Data Set-Admissions (TEDS-A) Concatenated File

The TEDS-A Concatenated file has been updated to include data through 2011. The 1992 to 2011 TEDS-A Concatenated data and documentation files are now available for download, online analysis, and Quick Tables. more...

TEDS-A is an administrative data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities throughout the U.S. Demographic information such as gender, race, ethnicity, education, and employment status, among others, are included in the data. Substances reported in TEDS-A include alcohol, cocaine and crack, marijuana and hashish, heroin, nonprescription methadone, other opiates and synthetics, stimulants, tranquilizers, sedatives, and over-the-counter medications, among others.

TEDS-A is one component of the Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS), maintained by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). TEDS-D, a sister data system, records discharges from treatment facilities. The TEDS-D Concatenated file will be updated to include data through 2010 in the upcoming weeks.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

2001 to 2010 Treatment Episode Data Set-Admissions (TEDS-A) Data Files Updated

The 2001 to 2010 TEDS-A public-use data files have been updated with new data extracts dated October 15, 2012. more...

TEDS-A data files are available for download, online analysis, and Quick Tables. SAMHDA also maintains and distributes a TEDS-A concatenated file that will be updated in the coming weeks.

TEDS-A is a national data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities, primarily ones that receive public funding. Demographic information such as gender, race, ethnicity, education, and employment status, among others, are included in the data. Substances reported in TEDS-A include alcohol, cocaine and crack, marijuana and hashish, heroin, nonprescription methadone, other opiates and synthetics, stimulants, tranquilizers, sedatives, and over-the-counter medications, among others. A sister data system, called TEDS-D, records discharges from treatment facilities.

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