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National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), formerly known as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, is a nationwide survey used to determine substance abuse trends by household. Endorsed by Section 505 of the Public Health Service Act, the NSDUH is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a federal agency under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The survey is conducted annually to measure patterns of use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit substances in addition to related health and other behaviors associated with substance use in the United States. After a competitive bidding process, the Research Triangle Institute was awarded the contract to conduct the survey. SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies is ...

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