Performance Improvement 2008. What Were Population Based Admission Trends to Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, 1995-2005?

01/01/2008

This study examined data from clients admitted to substance abuse treatment between 1995 and 2005, as reported to the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). TEDS includes information on clients treated at facilities that receive State alcohol and/or drug agency funds (including Block Grant funds) for the provision of substance abuse treatment services. TEDS collects data on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of individuals admitted to treatment for abuse of alcohol and drugs. Since the system is based on treatment admissions, an individual admitted multiple times in a year would be counted once for each admission.

The alcohol admission rate declined by 28 percent between 1995 and 2005, from 408 to 292 per 100,000 population aged 12 and older. The admission rate for methamphetamine/amphetamine increased 127 percent during this period from 30 to 68 per 100,000 population aged 12 and older. Adolescent (aged 12-17) treatment admissions increased 16 percent between 1995 and 2005. The increase in adolescent admissions was largely due to an increase in the number of adolescent marijuana admissions (47 percent increase between 1995 and 2005). The proportion of adolescent admissions for marijuana grew from 52 percent of all adolescent admissions in 1995 to 65 percent in 2005.

Report Title: Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) 1995-2005 - National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services, http://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/teds05/tedsad2k5web.pdf
Agency Sponsor
: SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal Contact: Deborah Trunzo, 240-276-1267
Performer: Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.
PIC ID:
8711

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