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Welcome to the National Substance Use and Mental Health Services Survey (N‑SUMHSS) information website. The N‑SUMHSS is a voluntary annual survey of all active substance use and mental health facilities in the United States and its jurisdictions. This online resource center includes tools to help facilities complete the N‑SUMHSS. You’ll find useful links on the left, and practical survey tips and tutorials, below. The N‑SUMHSS is being conducted by ICF on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Your Data Matters
The N‑SUMHSS is the most comprehensive source of substance use and mental health treatment data in the country. SAMHSA, other Federal, state, and local agencies, and behavioral health care professionals use these data to understand treatment availability and identify gaps in our nation’s treatment services. The survey gathers information about the services that treatment facilities provide and summary‐level information about the clients served.
Your facility’s participation will help researchers, policy makers, and facility directors like you better understand the national treatment resource landscape, and support informed, evidence‐based planning.
The Benefits of Participation
In addition to helping us understand substance use and mental health services in the United States, there are two reasons you should consider participating in the N‑SUMHSS:
- Participating facilities will have the option of being listed on FindTreatment.gov (https://findtreatment.gov), which will make others aware of your services, and help you reach potential clients in your community you do not currently reach. Your facility must complete the N‑SUMHSS every year to maintain your listing on FindTreatment.gov.
- Data from the N‑SUMHSS will be available at SAMHSA’s data dissemination website (https://www.samhsa.gov/data/).