National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, often abbreviated NSDUH, is an annual nationwide survey on the use of legal and illegal drugs, as well as mental disorders, that has been conducted by the United States federal government since 1971.[1] It is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and is supervised by the SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.[2] The survey interviews about 70,000 Americans aged 12 and older, through face-to-face interviews conducted where the respondent lives.[1] In 1988, RTI International started conducting the survey, and they have been contracted by SAMHSA to continue doing so through 2017.[2] It was originally called the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, but was renamed in 2002 to its current name.[1] The NSDUH, along with the Monitoring the Future, is one of the two main ways the National Institute on Drug Abuse measures drug use in the United States.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "About Population Data / NSDUH". SAMHSA. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b "About the Survey". NSDUH website. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Drug use". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 20 February 2016.

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