National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Information for Selected Participants

Thank you for visiting the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Website! Your participation in this national survey is very important and we appreciate the opportunity to provide you with more information.

NSDUH provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) and mental health in the United States. Information from NSDUH is used to support prevention and treatment programs, monitor substance use trends, estimate the need for treatment facilities and assist with the creation of public policy.

NSDUH is conducted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For the survey, household addresses across the United States are chosen at random through scientific methods. Once a household has been selected, no other household can take its place. For this reason, please know your participation matters!

If your address has been selected, a professional RTI interviewer will visit your household to ask several general questions that only take a few minutes to answer. Afterwards, one or possibly two members of your household may be asked to complete the full interview. It is possible no one in your household will be chosen for the interview.

Every person who completes the full interview will receive $30 in cash at the end of the interview in appreciation for their help. If you have been chosen for an interview, you will also represent more than 4,500 United States residents and help us gather critical information that is needed at local, state, and federal government levels to make sound policy decisions, design treatment and prevention programs, and allocate funding.

We sincerely appreciate your help with this important effort and look forward to talking with you soon.

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For answers to frequently asked questions about NSDUH, please click here.