Performance Improvement 2008. What Were Admission Rates Into Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities in 2005?


This study compiled summary data on clients admitted to substance abuse treatment in 2005 in the United States, as reported to the Treatment Episode Data Set.

Five substances accounted for 95 percent of all reported admissions in 2005: alcohol (39 percent), opiates (17 percent; primarily heroin), marijuana/hashish (16 percent), cocaine (14 percent), and stimulants (9 percent; primarily methamphetamine). In 2005, admissions to substance abuse treatment involving methamphetamine and narcotic pain medications continued to rise compared with previous years. The number of methamphetamine admissions rose 120 percent between 1995 and 2005, from 47,695 in 1995 to 152,368 in 2005. For opiates other than heroin (largely prescription pain medications), there was a 221 percent increase in the number of admissions to treatment between 1995 and 2005, from 16,121in 1995 to 67,887 in 2005. Between 1995 and 2005, the proportion of admissions for primary alcohol and cocaine abuse declined while the proportion of admissions for marijuana, stimulants, and opiates increased.

Report Title: Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) Highlights, 2005: National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services,
Agency Sponsor:
SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal Contact: Deborah Trunzo, 240-276-1267
Performer: Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.

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