Nearly Half of all Patients in Treatment for Both Alcohol and Drugs

Source: SAMHSA Advisory, 11/29/06

The proportion of patients in treatment for drug and alcohol abuse made up nearly half of all clients (47 percent) according to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2005, released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The survey showed that on March 31, 2005, 1.08 million people were enrolled in substance abuse treatment, an 8 percent increase from 1 million in 2000. Of them, 34 percent were in treatment for drug abuse only, up from 29 percent in 2000. In contrast, clients enrolled in treatment only for alcohol abuse declined from 23 percent in 2000 to 19 percent in 2005.

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