2012 Community Profile
Data Sources and Indicators
Data Sources Clark County Coronerâ€™s Office The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner (CCOCME) investigates all deaths by violence, criminal means, suicide, or any unattended death whatever the cause. The Coronerâ€™s office provides SAPTA with comprehensive data on prescription drug overdose deaths. NSDUH The National Survey on Drug Use and Health is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non institutionalized population, age 12 and older. It is currently conducted by SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies (OAS). Correlates in OAS reports include the following: age, gender, pregnancy status, race/ ethnicity, education, employment, geographic area, frequency of use, and association with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use. Monitoring the Future Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately fifty thousand 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991). The survey includes detailed questions regarding drug and alcohol use. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Nevada Prescription drug monitoring programs are helping states address prescription drug abuse, addiction and diversion. As of July 2009, a total of forty states have laws allowing for a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). PDMPs gather information that may include: patient name, date of birth, address; drug name, strength, and quantity; doctor name and Drug Enforcement Agency number; and other prescription information, date written, refills, and day supply. The Nevada program was started in 1995 and was one of the first in the country. Results form the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings This report presents results pertaining to mental health from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. This report presents national estimates of the prevalence of past year mental disorders and past year mental health service utilization for youths aged 12 to 17 and adults aged 18 or older. Among adults, estimates presented include rates and numbers of persons with any mental illness (AMI), serious mental illness (SMI), suicidal thoughts and behavior, major depressive episode (MDE), treatment for depression (among adults with MDE), and mental health service utilization.
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency