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Addiction Treatment in MinnesotaState 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, Minnesota showed a total of 15,001 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (11,654 or 77.7%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 819 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Minnesota has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 44 percent of all admissions in 1992, to 22% in 2010. Drug-only admissions have more than tripled from 7% to 30% in the same time frame.

Minnesota Addiction Treatment Admissions

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

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 Minnesota coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Brown County Underage Substance Abuse Coalition (USAC)
Catholic Charities of St. Cloud Diocese
CHAMP (Wadena)
Chemical Health Coalition of Yellow Medicine County
Freeborn County Partners in Prevention
Goodhue County Social Services
Kandiyohi County ATOD Coalition
Northfield healthy Community Initiative
Partnership for Change
Polk County
Renville County Public Health Service
Rice County Chemical Health Coalition
Safe Communities Coalition
Steele County Safe and Drug Free Coalition
Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK)
Tonka Cares
Tri-City Partners for Healthy Youth and Communities (TCP)
Washington County Chemical Health Action Collaborative
Working Together-A Coalition for Safe and Healthy Communities

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