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Washington Websites

Washington State Data & Resources (ADAI)
Great for: Statewide or county-specific data on a variety of substance-related topics. Start here when looking for local data! (more Expand/Collapse)

Variety of data/trends for the state as a whole, plus each individual county, including statistics on:
  • substances of abuse
  • auto accidents
  • smoking
  • health-rankings,
  • overdose deaths
  • treatment admissions
  • youth
>This site also features local and statewide resources for more information about treatment and prevention resources, criminal justice, public health and harm reduction, economic and fiscal issues (related to substance use), and key agencies and organizations.

Local (Washington) Data on Opioids (ADAI)
Great for: Interactive charts/graphs tracking number/rate of overdose deaths, treatment admissions, opioid sales, and police evidence testing (for opioids and other drugs). Includes data about opiates, methamphetamine, marijuana, and other major drugs. (more Expand/Collapse)

Use the interactive charts to view data for just the substances, time periods, or other variables you are interested in, and download maps and graphs for use in presentations or reports. You can also look at county-level data on opioids and treatment over time. Find data organized by geography (statewide, King County), drug (including opiates, marijuana, methamphetamine, and other major drugs), or indicator/source.

Learn About Marijuana WA (ADAI)
Great for: Science-based but general-public-friendly information about marijuana, including some Washington statistics on adult and youth use.  (more Expand/Collapse)

The Factsheets section of this web site includes some data related to Marijuana Use: Impact in Washington and Young Adults and Marijuana in our state. Other resources include health and social information; pages with resources for parents and teens; policy, law, and research-related resources; and an FAQ for adult consumers.

Ask HYS (Healthy Youth Survey) (DOH, WSLCB)
Great for: Substance- and risk-related statistics on Washington youth grades 6, 8, 10, 12.  (more Expand/Collapse)

The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Service's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. It features statistics on substance use and related risk factors in youth from grades 6, 8, 10, and 12. Create reports based on the latest data sets by combining a range of variables (school grade, topic of interest, county, school district, etc.).

Research & Data on Fatal Crashes, Traffic Safety (WA State Traffic Safety Commission)
Great for: Data related to impaired driving (alcohol, marijuana, other drugs); quarterly crash data for Washington or by county. (more Expand/Collapse)

The Washington State Traffic Safety Commission's Research and Data Division analyzes crash data and conducts traffic safety research. Find reports related to "Impaired Driving" on the Traffic Safety Reports page, and quarterly crash data, including statistics related to driver impairment on the Quarterly Crash Data page.

Washington Reports/Publications

ADAI Information Briefs (ADAI)
Great for:
Easy-to-read snapshots of statistics and trending topics. (more Expand/Collapse)

Drug Abuse Trends Reports for Seattle-King County (Community Epidemiology Work Group - Seattle-King County)
Great for: Seattle and King County data on substances of use, drug-related deaths, youth use, and more.  (more Expand/Collapse)

These annual reports include data from the WA State Patrol Crime Lab, the Recovery Help Line, The Healthy Youth Survey, treatment admissions, the King County Medical Examiner, and Public Health-Seattle & King County. Data includes substances of use, drug-related deaths, youth use, and more.

National Data Resources

Monitoring the Future Study (MTF) (University of Michigan and NIDA)
Great for: National statistics on US youth substance use, attitudes, and risk behaviors.  (more Expand/Collapse)

A national, ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. (National or regional data only, not Washington State specific.)

Treatment Episode Data (Admissions/Discharges) (SAMHSA)
Great for: National data related to admissions and discharges from substance use disorder treatment. (more Expand/Collapse)

From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, TEDS is a national census data system of annual admissions and discharges from substance use disorder treatment facilities. Data available at national, state, and "metro" region levels.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) (SAMHSA)
Great for: Data by population, nationwide, state, and metro regions about substance use patterns for Americans aged 12+.  (more Expand/Collapse)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s source for information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. population (age 12 and older). Includes data broken down by population, nationwide, state, and substate/metro regions, plus topic-based reports, short reports for quick facts, and more.

Emergency Department Data (SAMHSA)
Great for: Drug-related hospital emergency department visit data. (more Expand/Collapse)

From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DAWN was discontinued in 2011, but SAMHSA has continued to compile other sources of data on drug-related emergency visits, which can be found on this site.

Substance Abuse Facilities Data (NSSATS) (SAMHSA)
Great for: Census of all substance use disorder treatment facilities in the U.S., both public and private. (more Expand/Collapse)

From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is an annual census of all known substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States, both public and private.

National Drug Early Warning System (UMD Center for Substance Abuse Research, NIDA)
Great for: Drug use trends, with a focus on emerging drugs and/or patterns of use. (more Expand/Collapse)

NDEWS monitors emerging drug use trends to enable health experts, researchers, and concerned citizens across the country to respond quickly to potential outbreaks of illicit drugs such as heroin and to identify increased use of designer synthetic compounds. See the 2015 King County/Seattle report, as well as the full report for 2015 and the other eleven 2015 profiles by site.

CDC Data & Statistics
Great for: Snapshots of national statistics on variety of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-related topics, plus access to more complex datasets for more extensive information gathering.  (more Expand/Collapse)

Set of data and statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed by topic, including Alcohol Use, HIV/AIDS, Smoking & Tobacco, STDs, and Viral Hepatitis. Also includes a variety of tools for more complex information gathering, including many of the CDCís searchable databases. See also Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Data & Indicators for Tobacco Use and for Behavioral Risk Factors (includes binge drinking).

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