Drug abuse is the use of illegal drugs or the use of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for purposes other than those for which they are meant to be used, or in large amounts.
Department of Health Data
- Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance SystemIncludes prevalence estimates on self-reported illegal and prescription drug use.
- See Deaths dataset.
- Combined Injury Reports
- Report containing injury-specific chapters summarizing injury deaths and hospitalizations statewide.
- County Injury Profiles
- One-page profiles tabulating injury hospitalizations for a specific county (counts and charges only, no rates).
- Healthy People
- A report that tracks the progress of public health objectives in meeting their goals by the end of the decade.
External Data Sources
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Statistics (SAMHSA)
PA Youth Survey (PCCD)
YRBSS: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (CDC)