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Addiction Treatment in MaineState 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, Maine showed a total of 10,593 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (10,194 or 96.2%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 747 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Maine has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol only admissions, accounting for nearly all patients in the early 90s, now make up less than 18% of admissions, and admissions for combinations of drug and alcohol abuse is 40%. 42% of admissions in 2010 were from those only suffering from drug problems.

Maine Addiction Treatment Admissions

Maine Primary Addiction Treatment Admissions: The graph at right depicts substance abuse treatment admissions in Maine in 2010. The data shows that other opiates such as prescription painkillers are predominately the primary drug abused by those that enter into treatment in the state, followed by marijuanaheroin, 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 Maine

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 Maine coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

21 Reasons Coalition (Portland)
ACCESS Health (Brunswick)
Casco Bay CAN Coalition 
Choose to Be Healthy (York)
Communities Promoting Health Coalition (Portland)
Community Alcohol and Drug Education Team 
(CADET)/ Aroostook Substance Abuse Prevention
Five Town Communities that Care
Five Town Community School District
Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative Substance Abuse Coalition
Greater Waterville Communities for Children and Youth Coalition
Healthy Androscoggin
Healthy Sebasticook Valley Coalition
Partnership for a Healthy Northern Penobscot
Safe and Healthy Sanford Coalition
Southern Kennebec Substance Abuse Work Group
Washington County: One Community

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