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Drug and Alcohol Rehab in MarylandState 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, Maryland showed a total of 38,770 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (36,130 or 93.2%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 2,002 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Maryland has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 35% of all admissions in 1992 to 14% in 2010. 46% of admissions in 2010 were from those suffering solely from drug addiction problems.

Maryland Addiction Treatment Admissions

Maryland Primary Addiction Treatment Admissions: The graph at right depicts substance abuse treatment admissions in Maryland in 2010. The data shows that heroin and marijuana are the most commonly cited primary drugs abused among admissions in Maryland, followed by other opiates such as 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 Maryland

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 Maryland coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Coalition for Safe Communities (Annapolis)
Drug Free Caroline Coalition
East Baltimore Drug Free Coalition
Garrett County Drug and Alcohol Council
Nehemiah Coalition for Youth Development
Partnership for a Drug Free Dorchester
Wicomico County Drug Council Coalition

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