Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SAMHDA to exhibit at American Public Health Association (APHA) conference - November 16-19, 2014

SAMHDA will exhibit at the 142nd annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall B/C in New Orleans, LA on November 16-19, 2014. The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is one of the largest conventions of public health professionals, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists.

The SAMHDA exhibit will be at booth #1703 in the exhibit hall. Demonstrations of SAMHDA's website, data, and online analysis tools, including the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (R-DAS), will be conducted throughout the conference.

The exhibit hall will be open:

Date Show Hours
Sunday 11/16/14 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday 11/17/14 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 11/18/14 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11/19/14 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Friday, October 17, 2014

R-DAS will be unavailable on 10/18/14 beginning at 10:00 p.m.

ICPSR will perform maintenance on the Web server on 10/18/14 beginning at 10:00 p.m. 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, October 16, 2014

Access to Confidential Data via the Data Portal opens November 15

The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing a call for applications for remote access to Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) and National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) confidential data for research purposes.

Qualified research organizations are encouraged to submit applications between November 15 and December 15, 2014 for access to confidential DAWN or NSDUH data through the Data Portal. Research projects should propose use of:

  • DAWN 2004-2011 Emergency Department data;
  • DAWN 2003-2010 Medical Examiner data;
  • NSDUH 2004-2013; or
  • NSDUH 2008-2012 Adult Clinical Interview data.

The Data Portal is a secure virtual computing environment facilitated through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA). It is designed to provide authorized researchers access to confidential data for approved research projects. The goal of the Data Portal is to maximize the use of data collected by CBHSQ for important research while conforming to Federal law and protecting identifiable data from disclosure.

SAMHSA Call for Applications
Learn more about the Data Portal
FAQs: Accessing the Data Portal

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2011 Data Added to Treatment Episode Data Set-Discharges (TEDS-D) Concatenated File

The Treatment Episode Data Set-Admissions (TEDS-D) Concatenated file has been updated to include data through 2011. The 2006 to 2011 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). A sister data system, TEDS-A, records admissions to treatment facilities.

Access the TEDS-D Concatenated study
Access all available years of TEDS-D
Learn more about the TEDS-D series

Monday, October 6, 2014

SAMHDA 10/7 Webinar: Broadening Access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data with the R-DAS

Would you like to learn more about the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data available through the R-DAS? Please join SAMHDA for a webinar on:

Broadening Access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data with the Restricted-Use Data Analysis System (R-DAS).
Broadcast time (EDT): Tuesday, October 7 at 12:00 pm
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4996157008389271554

This webinar will take place during the 2014 ICPSR Data Fair Webinar participants will:

  • Obtain a general understanding of the data and resources available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA);
  • Understand the differences between the public-use and restricted-use National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data files;
  • Locate and access restricted-use NSDUH data in the R-DAS; and
  • Successfully create a cross-tabulation in the R-DAS.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

R-DAS will be unavailable on 9/24/14 between 10:00 p.m. and midnight

ICPSR will perform maintenance on the Web server on 9/24/14 beginning at 10:00 p.m. 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.

Monday, September 22, 2014

SAMHSA Releases Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Summary of National Findings and Detailed Tables are now available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The summary report and detailed tables present a first look at results from the 2013 NSDUH, an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. Both the report and detailed tables present national estimates of rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products, with a focus on trends between 2012 and 2013 and from 2002 to 2013, as well as differences across population subgroups in 2013. NSDUH national estimates related to mental health and NSDUH State-level estimates related to both substance use and mental health will be published in separate releases in the fall of 2014.

SAMHSA plans to release the 2013 NSDUH public-use data file by the end of the year. Visit the NSDUH series home page to learn more about NSDUH data and analysis options.