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Title: Race/Ethnicity of Female Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Aged 25 to 34
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.
United States of America

SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
United States of America
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
Rockville, MD 20857
Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22209
Sale Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
1 Choke Cherry Road, Rm 7-1044
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), this report presents data on primary substance of abuse, type of treatment received, educational level, employment status, marital and pregnancy status, and principal referral source for the approximately 163,000 women between the ages of 25 and 34 of known race/ethnicity who were admitted to substance abuse treatment in 2007.
Abstract: American Indian/Alaska Native female admissions in this age group were more likely than other female admissions the same age to report primary alcohol abuse. Black women in the sample were more likely to report primary marijuana abuse and primary cocaine abuse. Asian/Pacific Islander women in this age group admitted for treatment were more likely to report primary methamphetamine abuse compared to other female admissions. Black and Hispanic women ages 25-34 were more likely than other women in this age group to have failed to complete high school. Regardless of race/ethnicity, approximately 25 percent or less of the women were employed. Fifty-eight percent of the women had never been married, with Black women being more likely than other racial/ethnic groups to never have been married. Outpatient treatment was the most common type of treatment across all racial/ethnic groups in this age group. The most frequently reported referral source for the women was self/individual (33 percent), followed by the criminal justice system (30 percent). This data on the differences and similarities among female treatment admissions by race/ethnicity may assist treatment program managers in providing targeted services that improve treatment outcomes. 3 tables, 2 figures, and 3 notes
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Court referrals; Demography; Drug abuse; Drug use; Ethnic groups; Ethnicity; Race; Treatment techniques
Note: TEDS Report, July 23, 2009
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