Data, statistics and information regarding treatment for substance use disorders, including capacity, need, efficacy, and more.

Insurance Coverage

(Insurance Coverage) "In contrast to other chronic diseases, funding for addiction treatment disproportionately comes from government sources. More than three quarters—77 percent—of treatment costs are paid by federal, state and local governments, including Medicaid and Medicare.

Recidivism Post-Treatment

(Recidivism Post-Treatment) "Examination of all clients exiting [drug treatment] in 2005-06 revealed that 46% didn’t return to drug treatment nor had a drug related contact with the CJS [criminal justice system] in the following four years. This would suggest the majority of these individuals are managing to sustain their recovery from addiction though it is not possible to confirm this from the analysis presented in this report."

Payment Options by Treatment Facility Type, 2012

(Payment Options by Treatment Facility Type, 2012) "Facilities were asked to indicate whether or not they accepted specified types of payment or insurance for substance abuse treatment. They were also asked about the use of a sliding fee scale and if they offered treatment at no charge to clients who could not pay.
"• The proportions of all facilities reporting acceptance of specific payment options were:
"  • Cash or self-payment  90 percent
"  • Private health insurance  65 percent

Cost Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Treatment

(Cost Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Treatment) "Substance abuse treatment is more cost-effective than prison or other punitive measures. The Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) found that drug treatment conducted within the community is extremely beneficial in terms of cost, especially compared to prison. Every dollar spent on drug treatment in the community is estimated to return $18.52 in benefits to society."

People in the US Receiving Substance Use Treatment, 2013

(People in the US Receiving Substance Use Treatment, 2013)
"• In 2013, 2.5 million persons (0.9 percent of persons aged 12 or older and 10.9 percent of those who needed treatment) received treatment at a specialty facility for an illicit drug or alcohol problem. The number in 2013 was similar to the numbers in 2002 (2.3 million) and in 2004 through 2012 (ranging from 2.3 million to 2.6 million), and it was higher than the number in 2003 (1.9 million). The rate in 2013 was not different from the rates in 2002 to 2012 (ranging from 0.8 to 1.0 percent).

Treatment Admissions through Criminal Justice System Referral, by Substance

(Treatment Admissions through Criminal Justice System Referral, by Substance) "Five primary substances of abuse accounted for 96 percent of all substance abuse treatment admissions in 2007: alcohol, opiates (including heroin and prescription painkillers), marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Criminal justice system referral admissions were more likely than all other referral admissions to report primary alcohol abuse, primary marijuana abuse, and primary methamphetamine abuse and less likely to report primary opiate abuse.

Criminal Justice System Referrals to Treatment

(Criminal Justice System Referrals to Treatment) "In 2007, the criminal justice system was the largest single source of referrals to the substance abuse treatment system, comprising 37 percent of all admissions in the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) (approximately 670,500 of the 1.8 million admissions). Moreover, the majority of these referrals were from parole and probation offices (44 percent of criminal justice admissions where detailed criminal justice source information is known)."

Poly-Drug Users In Treatment

(Poly-Drug Users In Treatment) "While it is generally assumed that polydrug use is a hard-to-treat condition, results from large treatment outcome studies in Europe show significant reductions in multiple drug use among highly problematic users. Nevertheless, managing the care of problem polydrug users requires long-term treatment planning with attention to individual needs and multidisciplinary teams working together with flexible and sometimes innovative treatment options."