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NCJ Number: 221710 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2006 Highlights
Author(s): Doren H. Walker; Leigh Henderson
Corporate Author: Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: January 2008
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Rockville, MD 20852
SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
Rockville, MD 20857
Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22209
Contract Number: 283-02-9026
Sale Source: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20852
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes findings from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) for 2006 regarding the demographic and substance-abuse characteristics of the 1.8 million annual admissions to treatment for the abuse of alcohol and drugs.
Abstract: Five substances accounted for 96 percent of all TEDS admissions in 2006: alcohol (40 percent); opiates (18 percent; primarily heroin); marijuana/hashish (16 percent); cocaine (14 percent); and stimulants (9 percent, primarily methamphetamine). Forty-five percent of admissions for which alcohol was the primary drug of abuse also reported secondary drug abuse. Males constituted approximately three-fourths of admissions for alcohol abuse alone and for alcohol abuse with secondary drug abuse. Heroin as a primary substance of abuse increased from 14 percent of all admissions in 1996 to 16 percent in 2001, and then declined to 14 percent in 2006. Admissions for primary abuse of opiates other than heroin increased from 1 percent of all admissions in 1996 to 4 percent in 2006. The proportion of admissions for primary cocaine abuse declined from 16 percent in 1996 to 13 percent in 2001 and 2002, then increased slightly to 14 percent in 2004 through 2006. The proportion of admissions for primary marijuana abuse increased from 12 percent in 1996 to 16 percent in 2004 through 2006. The proportion of admissions for abuse of methamphetamine/amphetamine and other stimulants increased from 3 percent to 9 percent between 1996 and 2006. Among all racial/ethnic groups except Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin, primary alcohol use (alone or in combination with other drugs) was the most frequently reported substance at treatment admission. Data are also provided on type of service received in relation to the primary drug of abuse, opioid replacement therapy, source of referral to treatment, employment status, and educational level. 6 tables and appended TEDS minimum dataset
Main Term(s): Drug statistics
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Amphetamines; Drug offender profiles; Heroin; Marijuana; Methamphetamines; Opioids
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