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SAMHSA’s National Model Standards for Peer Support Certification
Published: June 2023This model standards guidance document, SAMHSA's National Model Standards for Peer Support Certification, is prepared in response to President Biden's 2022 Unity Agenda. This document outlines model standards for substance use disorder, mental health, and family/youth peer support certification.
Results from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States
Published: March 2023Read key findings from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) on substance use, mental health, and treatment. Metrics in the report cover the civilian, noninstitutionalized US population ages 12 and older. Estimates are presented by age group and by race/ethnicity for selected measures. Unlike other NSDUH Annual National Reports, the 2021 report has no discussion of trends over time, because changes in survey methodology mean the indicators are not comparable to past NSDUH estimates.
National Substance Use and Mental Health Services Survey (N-SUMHSS), 2021: Data on Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment Facilities
Published: February 2023The N‑SUMHSS is a voluntary annual survey of all active substance use and mental health facilities in the United States, its territories, and D.C. The annual report presents findings on the general profile of substance use and mental health facilities, use of pharmacotherapies/medications, language assistance provided, and suicide prevention services.
Drug Abuse Warning Network: Findings from Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits, 2021
Published: December 2022An analysis of final 2021 DAWN data presents: (1) nationally representative weighted estimates, including percent and unadjusted rates per 100,000, for all drug-related emergency department (ED) visits, (2) nationally representative weighted estimates for the top five drugs in drug-related ED visits, (3) the assessment of monthly trends and drugs involved in polysubstance ED visits in a subset of sentinel hospitals, and (4) the identification of drugs new to DAWN’s Drug Reference Vocabulary.
From Crisis to Care: Building from 988 and Beyond for Better Mental Health Outcomes
Published: November 2022A series of 10 technical assistance collaborative papers providing important resources for state leaders, policy makers, providers, peers and others to learn from examples around the country and hear from thought leaders about innovative services and the need for further 988 implementation. Produced by SAMHSA in conjunction with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.
Adapting Evidence-based Practices for Under-resourced Populations
Published: September 2022This guide focuses on research supporting adaptations of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for under-resourced populations. Adaptations involve tailoring care, programs, and services to the cultural, social, gender, and demographic contexts of the people served to yield positive outcomes.