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.
DHHS Dashboard - Health indicators that are tracked to measure public health , service provision and quality across all DHHS Offices. The dashboard includes a broad range of indicators, not just in substance abuse.
- Community Epidemiology Surveillance Network (CESN)
- Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) - 2009-Present
- Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
- Treatment Data System (TDS)
The purpose of the CESN is to facilitate the early identification of troubling trends in substance abuse and their consequences, so that prevention, intervention, and treatment programs can be implemented with maximum impact.
Recent Data - Maine Community Epidemiology Surveillance Network Reports:
In 2009, the Maine Youth Drug and Alcohol Use Survey (MYDAUS) was replaced by the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS). The MIYHS is a joint effort of SAMHS, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS-Maine CDC), and the Department of Education. The MIYHS covers a broad array of health topics, including substance use.
The purpose of the MYDAUS is to quantify the use of alcohol, tobacco and other substances among 6th through 12th grade students in Maine, and to identify the risk and protective factors that influence a student’s choice of whether or not to engage in these and related behaviors. These influences are found in the different domains of the student’s social environment: peer group, family, school and community. In 2009, the MYDAUS was replaced by the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) which covers a broader range of health issues.
- 2008 MYDAUS
- 2006 MYDAUS Local, County and State Reports Menu
- 2006 MYDAUS Technical Report (81 pages) Word | PDF
- 2006 MYDAUS Summary Report (PDF)
Maine's Prescription Monitoring Program (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, and is quickly becoming a standard tool for clinicians to provide better care to their patients throughout the state.
The TDS resulted from federal and state legislative mandates to collect 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.
The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services will not be involved in this program after the spring of 2008; the 2008-9 data will be collected directly by the Maine Department of Education through the Maine Educational Data Management System, MEDMS.
- Office of Substance Abuse Annual Report, 2009 (PDF)
- The Cost of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Maine 2005
a. Full Report Word | PDF
b. Executive Summary Word | PDF
- Substance Abuse Treatment Client Satisfaction Survey – State of Maine, December 2008 (PDF)
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