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Addiction Treatment in MichiganState 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, Michigan showed a total of 42,174 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (39,023 or 92.5%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 2,978 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Michigan has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 40 percent of all admissions in 1992, to 24 percent in 2010. 41% of patients admitted in 2010 suffered from a combination of drug and alcohol addictions.

Michigan Addiction Treatment Admissions

Michigan Primary Addiction Treatment Admissions: The graph at right depicts substance abuse treatment admissions in Michigan in 2010. The data shows that  marijuana is the most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in Michigan, followed by heroin, other opiates including prescription drugs, 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 Michigan

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 2011, the following Michigan coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Allegan County Community Mental Health Services
Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force
Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition
Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families
Drug Free Montcalm
Eaton County Substance Abuse Advisory Group
Garden City Community Coalition
Grand Valley State University/ AOD Partnership for Healthy Communities
Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition for Youth
Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette and Menominee Counties
Holly Area Youth Coalition
Ingham Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, c/o Cristo Rey Community Center
Jackson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force
Madison Heights Community Family Coalition
Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition
Muskegon Community Health Project, Inc. / Toward a 
Drug-Free Muskegon Community
North Oakland Community Coalition
Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (OSAP)
Royal Oak Prevention Coalition
Southeast Oakland Coalition
SRSLY (Chelsea)
Sterling Area Health Center
The Detroit Recovery Project Coalition
The Healthy, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and 
Communities Coalition (Grand Rapids)
Tri-Community Coalition

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