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Title: Trends and Patterns: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment
Corporate Author: Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 87
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Admin
201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States of America

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United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents statistics on trends and patterns in alcohol and drug abuse treatment in Maryland during fiscal year 1993.
Abstract: During the reporting period, there was a decrease over the previous year in admissions to substance abuse treatment programs, as a result of cuts in State funding. While the percentage of nonwhite admissions is increasing, white clients account for the most admissions for all substances except heroin, cocaine, and nonprescription methadone. The percentage of female admissions is also increasing. Over 63 percent of admissions in 1993 had at least a high school education, but over half were unemployed. Nonetheless, nearly 17 percent of clients who were unemployed and seeking employment had found jobs by the time they were discharged; another 8 percent of clients not actively searching for jobs also found employment by the time of discharge. Alcohol was a factor in more than 73 percent of all 1993 admissions. Since 1983, drug abuse treatment staff have seen a growing percentage of clients smoking crack cocaine; in addition, more clients are inhaling heroin and fewer are injecting it, compared to previous years. Over half the clients discharged in 1993 had completed treatment. 31 tables, 37 figures, and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Alcoholism treatment programs; Maryland; Statistics; Trend analysis
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