Nebraska: Addiction Treatment Program

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Addiction Treatment in NebraskaState 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, Nebraska showed a total of 5,326 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (4,510 or 84.7%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 449 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Nebraska has seen a modest shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. 53% of admissions in 2010 suffered from both drug and alcohol addictions.

Nebraska Addiction Treatment Admissions

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

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 Nebraska

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 Nebraska coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

GLW Children's Council, Inc. (Burwell)
Grand Island Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) (Wisner)
Lancaster County Substance Abuse Action Coalition
Live Wise Coalition (Ralston)
Nemaha Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Panhandle Prevention Coalition
South Central Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Thayer County Communities Coalition
The Rain Maker Coalition (Walthill)

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