Data & Research

One of the basic operating premises of the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) is that its work be guided by objective data. SAMHS gathers data from multiple sources to inform planning and resource allocation decisions.

Surveillance Systems:

Community Epidemiology Surveillance Network (CESN)/State Epidemiological Outcomes WorkGroup (SEOW)

Facilitates the early identification of trends in substance abuse and their consequences, and adult mental health disorders, so that prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery programs can be implemented with maximum impact. Latest CESN Report: "Substance Abuse Trends in Maine, March 2014" (PDF | Word). Public Health District Epidemiological Profiles (PDF)

Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS)

MIYHS is a joint effort of SAMHS, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Education. The MIYHS covers a broad array of health topics, including substance use. You will find archived reports on MYDAUS data here.

Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

PMP is a tool created to detect and prevent prescription drug misuse and diversion. PMP maintains a database of all transactions for controlled substances dispensed in the State of Maine. This database is available online to prescribers and dispensers. Drugs dispensed per person.

Treatment Data System (TDS)

The TDS collects de-identified data on persons in substance abuse treatment programs in Maine. All licensed substance abuse providers, SAMHS contracted agencies and opiate-replacement clinics are required to report. These data are used to track trends in substance use, to monitor contracted agency utilization and effectiveness, and to assess treatment needs and workforce development. TDS Web-Based Reports System

Additional Reports

  1. Office of Substance Abuse Annual Reports
  2. Substance Abuse Treatment Annual Client Satisfaction Surveys

Additional Links

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