Data & Research
Frequently Asked Questions


Is data collected on the number of people in Maine who have an alcohol or drug-related problem?

Not on an ongoing basis. However, the Office uses several sources of information to estimate the prevalence of substance use disorder and substance misuse. 1) The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration conducts an annual survey that provides state-level information about substance use and treatment needs: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health.  2) The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Treatment Data System continuously collects non-identifying information on individuals in Maine receiving treatment for alcohol substance use disorders. The system collects information on approximately 90% of the clients treated in Maine. 3) The Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey is conducted during odd numbered years and asks youth in grades 6-12 about their substance use, nutrition, and overall health.

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