Establishing a National Substance Use Treatment Information System
A Step-by-Step Guide
This guide provides step-by-step guidance on the development of a national substance use treatment information system. The goal is to generate data on the individual characteristics and patterns of substance use among people in contact with the substance use treatment system, enabling treatment estimates of problematic substance use and the monitoring of treatment programs. It introduces a minimum data set as the basis for data collection based on a core set of indicators.