Financing Research and Data

SAMHSA serves as a source of unique research, analysis, and primary data on the financing system for behavioral health services in the United States.

SAMHSA Spending Estimates (SSE) Initiative

The SSE initiative was created to provide policymakers with essential information on expenditures for mental health and substance abuse treatment services, sources of financing, and trends over time. The SSE is designed to closely mirror the National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA), which are produced annually by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Behavioral Health Financing System Planning

SAMHSA develops a range of research, consensus, and technical assistance products drawing on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative data sources to assist financing policy makers in planning for the financing and delivery of cost-effective behavioral health services.

National and State Estimates of the Prevalence of Behavioral Health Conditions Among the Uninsured

Estimates of the number of individuals with behavioral health conditions eligible for the Medicaid Expansion and Health Insurance Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS).

National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

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.

Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)

These reports provide information on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of admissions to treatment aged 12 and older for abuse of alcohol and/or drugs in facilities that report to individual State administrative data systems.

National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS)

N-SSATS is an annual survey designed to collect data on the location, characteristics, and use of alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities and services throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions. N-SSATS is designed to collect information from all facilities in the United States, both public and private, that provide substance abuse treatment. Data are updated annually.

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)

Public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related hospital emergency departments (EDs) and drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners.

Last Updated: 07/24/2014