Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Marchman Act Blog: SAMHSA - Changes, Regional Shifts in U.S. Treatment Admissions over Decade

A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals large regional shifts in rates of admissions to drug treatment between 1998 and 2008, even as national rates remained steady, according to a Dec. 22 press release issued by the agency.
According to the report, "Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) 1998-2008: State Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services" (PDF), national treatment admission rates as a whole remained steady (at 770 admissions per 100,000 people) over the 11 years studied.
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