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April 5 -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) invites public comment by June 4, 2021 on its proposed design of the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).
 
The NSDUH is a survey of the U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population aged 12 years old or older. The data are used to determine the prevalence of use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit substances, and illicit use of prescription drugs. The results are used by SAMHSA, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), federal government agencies, and other organizations and researchers to establish policy, direct program activities, and better allocate resources.
  
For the 2022 NSDUH, the following questionnaire updates are planned: (1) Replacing the tobacco module with a redesigned nicotine module that includes questions about vaping, removes low priority items to reduce respondent burden and eliminates outdated terminology; (2) revising the marijuana module to include questions about the use of CBD, update questions on the mode of administration and eliminate outdated terminology and includes changes to the market information for marijuana questions; (3) redesigning the adult and youth mental health services utilization modules into one Mental Health Service Utilization model to remove questions with outdated terminology and include questions about newer treatments with recent increases in popularity; and (4) replacing the drug treatment module with a redesigned alcohol and drug treatment module that includes questions about newer treatments and those that have increased in popularity, as well as eliminating outdated terminology and reducing respondent burden.

As with all NSDUH/NHSDA surveys conducted since 1999, the sample size of the NSDUH main study for 2022 will be sufficient to permit prevalence estimates for each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia.  
 
NSDUH webpage:  https://nsduhweb.rti.org/respweb/homepage.cfm
2022 NSDUH draft materials (737 pages): https://www.dropbox.com/s/hyxli52klh99pr7/2022_NSDUH_CAI_Specs_Draft.docx?dl=0
FR notice inviting public comments: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/05/2021-06887/agency-information-collection-activities-proposed-collection-comment-request   
 
Point of contact: Rong Cai, SAMHSA Project Officer Rong.Cai@samhsa.hhs.gov

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