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Finding Health Data and Statistics: Substance Abuse & Smoking

This guide provides websites and resources for finding data sets and statistics in the area of health and health care.

Substance Abuse

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Drugs & Crime Facts
The Bureau of Justice Statistics presents information on drug-related crimes, law enforcement, corrections, drug use and public opinion about drugs.


National Institute on Drug Abuse

Monitoring the Future
An ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.
The website includes data tables and a list of publications.
Datasets and online analysis are available from ICPSR.

Trends and Statistics
This agency of the National Institutes of Health provides a page with publications and related links that include trends and statistics.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Statistics from the Office of Applied Studies
The latest national data on alcohol, tobacco, illicit drug use and dependence, and state treatment planning areas.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health
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.


U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
Some drug-related statistics can be found on the DEA statistics website.