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Addiction Treatment in IowaState 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, 7,747 clients, were attending addiction treatment in Iowa, the majority of whom (7,065 or 91.2%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 753 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Iowa has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 53 percent of all admissions in 1992 to 27 percent in 2010. Combinations of drug and alcohol addictions now account for 50% of admissions.

Iowa Addiction Treatment Admissions

Iowa Primary Addiction Treatment Admissions: The graph at right depicts substance abuse treatment admissions in Iowa in 2010. The data shows that  marijuana is overwhelmingly the most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in Iowa, followed by stimulants including methamphetamine, opiates, including prescription painkillers, and cocaine.

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.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Support for Community-Based Prevention in Iowa

Recognizing that local problems require local solutions, Drug Free Communities (DFC) organizations mobilize communities to prevent youth drug use by creating local data-driven strategies to reduce drug use in the community. ONDCP works to foster the growth of new coalitions and support existing coalitions through the DFC grants. In FY 2011, the following Iowa coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Benton County Under the Influence Coalition
Boone County Project SAFE
Building a Better Community (Ottumwa)
Carter Lake Prevention Coalition
Clinton Substance Abuse Council
Dubuque Safe Youth Coalition
Garner Asset Project Coalition
Hamilton County Power UP YOUth Coalition
Helping Services for Northeast Iowa
Henry Healthy County Communities
Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition
Kossuth Connections: Making the Connection 
Lake Mills Community Task Force Against Substance Abuse
Positively Spencer Youth, Inc
Rural Communities Rising Above the Influence in Linn 
(RC RAIL) Coalition 
SATUCI Youth Partners (Marshalltown)
Story County Prevention Policy Board
Van Buren County Safe Coalition
Washington County
Washington County ACCT/SAFE Coalition

Information compiled above is courtesy of: cdc.gov, oas.samhsa.gov, ondcp.gov, datafiles.samhsa.gov, dasis.samhsa.gov