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Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Delaware

State treatment data for substance use disorders are derived from two primary sources-an annual one-day census in N-SSATS and annual addiction treatment admissions from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). In the 2010 N-SSATS survey, Delaware showed a total of 4,981 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (4,712 or 94.6%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 295 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Delaware has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from over 42% of all admissions in 1992 to 14% in 2010. Drug-only admissions have increased from 25% in 1998 to 33% in 2010, while admissions for combinations of drug and alcohol addiction account for 52% of patients.

Delaware Addiction Treatment Admissions

Delaware Primary Addiction Treatment Admissions: The graph at right depicts substance abuse treatment admissions in Delaware in 2010. The data shows treatment was needed equally for prescription opiates, marijuana and  heroin in 2010.

The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is an annual survey of facilities providing substance abuse treatment. It is conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). N-SSATS is designed to collect data on the location, characteristics, services offered, and number of clients in treatment at alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities (both public and private) throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions.

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