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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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People 12 and older who needed treatment at a specialty facility for illicit drug use and who received such treatment in the past year

Measure Source

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Table

1.85 Persons age 12 or older who needed treatment for any illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the past year, United States, 2003.

Data Source

SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Denominator

Persons age 12 or older who needed treatment for any illicit drug use.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who received treatment for illicit drug use at a specialty facility in the past year.

Comments

Treatment at a specialty facility refers to inpatient hospital, inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation facility or mental health center treating drug use, or for treatment of medical problems associated with drug use.

Respondents were classified as needing treatment for an illicit drug problem if they met any of 3 criteria during the past year: (1) dependent on any illicit drug, (2) abuse of any illicit drug, or (3) received treatment for an illicit drug problem at a specialty facility. Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, heroin, or nonmedical use of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs.

Estimates by family income are only available for persons age 18 or older. Negative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over. Estimates by education are only available for persons age 18 or older.

People receiving illicit drug treatment who completed treatment. Adults with serious mental illness who received mental health treatment or counseling.

 

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