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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020) National survey on drug use and health (NSDUH). Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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  • NSDUH is a comprehensive household interview survey of substance use, substance use disorders, mental health, and the receipt of treatment services for these disorders in the United States.
  • NSDUH is collected face-to-face by field interviewers who read less sensitive questions to respondents and transition respondents to audio computer assisted self-interviewing for sensitive items.
  • NSDUH covers the civilian, noninstitutionalized population, aged 12 or older:
    • o Includes: Households, college dorms, homeless in shelters, civilians on military bases
    • o Excludes: Active military, long-term hospital residents, prison populations, homeless not in shelters
  • Sample includes all 50 states and DC
  • Approximately 67,500 persons are interviewed annually
  • Data collected from January to December

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