RELATED SITES:

 

 Manuals

http://www.drugabuse.gov/pubs/assessing/
To help communities understand their local drug abuse problems NIDA developed this guidebook to assist in the development of a drug abuse epidemiologic surveillance systems to assess local drug abuse patterns and trends. This model can be used by states counties cities and communities. It is based on the work of NIDA's Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG) a national surveillance network composed of researchers from around the country that has been meeting biannually for more than 20 years to monitor drug use and abuse trends.

http://www.newmeyer.com/essay_template.php?id=15
This paper by John Newmeyer was written in 1991 and is still an excellent introduction to needs assessment.

 National Surveys

http://www.nida.nih.gov/DrugPages/MTF.html
The Monitoring the Future Survey (National School Survey) conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health has tracked 12th graders' illicit drug use and attitudes towards drugs since 1975.

http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm
Conducted by the Center for Disease Control The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) was developed in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death disability and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. To this end the CDC has conducted a number of Youth Risk Behavior Surveys.

http://sss.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH.aspx
SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use & Health [formerly called the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA)] is the primary source of information on the prevalence patterns and consequences of alcohol tobacco and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non institutionalized population age 12 and older. It is currently conducted by SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/DASIS.aspx
N-SSATS is an annual survey of all substance abuse treatment facilities in the I-SATS that collects information on location characteristics services offered and utilization. The N-SSATS includes a periodic survey of substance abuse treatment in adult and juvenile correctional facilities. Before 2000 the N-SSATS was known as the Uniform Facility Data Set (UFDS).

 Examples of Local Epidemiological Reports

http://www.nida.nih.gov/about/organization/CEWG/reports.htm

Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) CEWG reports are given at biannual meetings at which the network members discuss current and emerging problems of substance abuse across the U.S. At the meetings CEWG members present data on drug abuse from a variety of city state federal and other sources.

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/statelocal/state_and_city_profiles.htmlThe Office of National Drug Control Policy maintains state and city profiles of drug abuse indicators.

http://www.utexas.edu/research/cswr/gcattc/drugtrends.html
This biannual report features drug trends in Texas.

 Additional Data Sources

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/DAWN.aspx

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/DAWN.aspx

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/nflis/index.html

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/arcos/retail_drug_summary/index.html

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/SAMHDA/

http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about.htm

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/statelocal/index.html

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm

 State Substance Abuse Data

http://www.nasadad.org/index.php?base_id=283

 Archived Publications from TCADA

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

An Ethnographic Comparison of the Mexican American Drug Culture in El Paso, Texas:1987 to 1997

An Ethnographic Study of Heroin Abuse by Mexican Americans in San Antonio, Texas

Fry: A Study of Adolescents Use of Embalming Fluid with Marijuana and Tobacco

Leaning on syrup: The misuse of opioid cough syrup in Houston

The Rave Scene in Houston, Texas: An Ethnographic Analysis

Volatile Substance Abuse Among the Kickapoo People in the Eagle Pass, Texas
Area, 1993

DWI Recidivism in Texas: 1985-1988

DWI Recidivism in Texas: 1987-1990

Understanding Inhalant Users

An Ethnographic Study of Mexican American Inhalant Abusers in San Antonio, Texas

The Rave Scene in Houston: An Ethnographic Analysis

Understanding Inhalant Abusers

GAMBLING

Gambling in Texas: 1995 Surveys of Adult and Adolescent Gambling Behavior

1992 Texas Survery of Adult Gambling Behavior

1992 Texas Survey of Adolescent Gambling Behavior

ECONOMIC COSTS

Economic Costs in Texas 2000

Economic Costs in Texas 1997

Economic Costs in Texas 1994

Economic Costs in Texas 1989

SECONDARY SCHOOL SURVEYS

1988

1990

1992

1992 Youth at High Risk of Dropping Out

1993 Being Drug-Free: Resiliency Factors in Texas Youth

1994

1996

1998

1998 Border

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SURVEYS

1990

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

ADULT SURVEYS

1988 Adult

1996 Adult

2000 Adult

1996 Border

1997 College

2005 College

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SURVEYS

1988 Male Prison

1993 Male Institutional Division

1994 Female Institutional Division

1994-1995 Probationers

1998 Male Prison

1998 Male State Jail

1998 Female Prison

1998 Female State Jail

1998-2000 Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities

JUVENILE OFFENDER SURVEYS

1989 TYC Survey-First Report

1989 TYC Survey-Second Report

1994 TYC Survey

2000-2001 TYC Youth Survey

 

 Additional Data Sources

http://dawninfo.samhsa.gov/

http://oas.samhsa.gov/dasis.htm#teds2

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/nflis/index.html

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/arcos/retail_drug_summary/index.html

http://oas.samhsa.gov/SAMHDA.htm

http://www.factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/datawh.htm

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/statelocal/index.html

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm

 State Substance Abuse Data

http://www.nasadad.org/index.php?base_id=283

 Recent Publications

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