Created in 1992, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) continues in its effort to decrease drug use, while $30 is being offered to those willing to participate in an hour-long survey.
An agency of the U.S. Public Health Service, SAMHS has a mission to decrease the use of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs (including the abuse of prescription drugs) and mental health in the United States. In order to calculate the percentage of Americans abusing illicit substances, as well as uncover the consequences of such use, the SAMHSA‘s mission is facilitated through the help of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).
Annually, a sample of households is randomly chosen across the U.S. These homes are personally visited by a professional interviewer, and those chosen are asked to take a computer generated survey. Whoever is chosen has every right to deny participation. However, if completed, this confidential survey rewards the interviewee with $30 in cash, and gives Americans the opportunity to provide beneficial data, aiding the mission.
For more information visit, www.samhsa.gov.