Drug and Alcohol Services Information System
The Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS) is the primary source of national data on substance abuse treatment. DASIS is conducted by the Office of Applied Studies (OAS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the federal government’s lead agency for improving availability and quality of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services in the United States.
DASIS is available on the following Web site: http://www.drugabusestatistics.samhsa.gov/dasis.htm  DASIS Components
DASIS has three components:
• Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (I-SATS) – This is a listing of all known public and private facilities for substance abuse treatment in the U.S. and its territories. I-SATS was previously known (before 2000) as the National Master Facility Inventory.
• National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) – This is an annual survey of all the facilities in the I-SATS that collects information on characteristics, location, services offered and services utilized. Information from this survey is used to compile and update the National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs as well as the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator available online. The N-SSATS also includes periodic surveys of substance abuse treatment in juvenile and adult correctional facilities. Prior to 2000, the N-SSATS was known as the Uniform Facility Data Set (UFDS).
• Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) – This is data compiled on the characteristics and demographics of admissions for treatment of substance abuse. State administrative systems routinely collect admissions data and forward it to SAMHSA. Due to the logistics involved in collecting data and then standardizing it from all the U.S. states and territories, there is a delay in reporting national data. Data covers nearly 2 million admissions to more than 10,000 facilities in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, reported on a 12-month calendar year basis. Discharge data are reported by states on a voluntary basis.  Examples of DASIS Reports
DASIS reports are comprehensive, covering many aspects of substance abuse treatment. Here is a small sampling of some currently available (November 2009) DASIS reports:
• First-Time and Repeat Admissions Aged 18 to 25 to Substance Abuse Treatment, 2006
• Frequency of Use among Alcohol-Only Treatment Admissions, 2006
• Employment Status and Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions, 2006
• Adolescent Admissions Reporting Inhalants, 2006
• Primary Methamphetamine/Amphetamine Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment, 2005
• Geographic Differences in Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions for Methamphetamine/Amphetamine and Marijuana, 2005
• Male Admissions with Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders, 2005
• Older Adults in Substance Abuse Treatment, 2005
• Marital Status and Substance Abuse Treatment, 2005
• Cocaine Route of Administration Trends, 1995-2005
• Heroin – Changes in How It is Used, 1995-2005
• Hispanic Female Admissions in Substance Abuse Treatment, 2005
--Suzannekane 21:13, 29 November 2009 (UTC)