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Addiction Treatment in New York

State 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, New York showed a total of 130,171 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (116,102 or 89.2%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 5,761 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, New York has seen a modest shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. In 2010 out of the 130,171 clients admitted in New York to a substance abuse treatment facility, alcohol-only admissions have declined from over 32 percent of all admissions in 1992 to 13.9% in 2010. Drug-only admissions have increased from 20% to 40% in the last eight years.

New York Addiction Treatment Admissions

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

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 New York

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 New York coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Partners (ASAPP'S) (Johnstown)
Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) (Yorktown Heights)
Amityville COMPASS Coalition
Ardsley SAYF Coalition
City of Middletown Cares
Commack Coalition of Caring
Community Coalition for Healthy Youth
Community Partners for a Safer New Paltz
Cortland Area Communities That Care Coalition/Catholic Charities of Cortland
Cortlandt Community Coalition
Croton Community Coalition
Genesee County Drug Free Communities Coalition
Glen Cove Community PRIDE Project Coalition
Healthy Communities that Care Coalition of Livingston County
HEART Coalition for a Drug Free Rochester
Hoosick Area Partnership for Parents & Youth
Islip Drug Education Awareness Coalition
KYDS Coalition (Birmingham)
Lake Placid/Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition
Larchmont-Mamaroneck Responsible Action: Drug and Alcohol Resources (RADAR) Coalition
Long Beach Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking
Madison County's Cncl on Alcohol/ Substance Abuse / Promise - The Youth Alliance
Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Inc.
Mount Vernon Communities That Care
New Rochelle Project FOCUS
North Fork Alliance (NFA)
Orleans County United Against Substance Abuse
Ossining Communities That Care
PACT - Parents and Community Together
Partners for Prevention in Allegany County
Partnership for Ontario County, Inc.
Partnership for Results, Inc
Plattsburgh Campus and Community Partnership
Port Chester Cares Community Coalition
Project FOCUS Coordinating Council
Putnam County Community Board Coalition
Rensselaer County Underage Drinking Coalition
Saratoga Partnership for Prevention
Seminole Coalition, Inc
South Orangetown Community Awareness of Substance Abuse
TEAM Newburgh Substance Abuse Action Team
Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership
UNIDOS Inwood Coalition
West Islip Compass Coalition
Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth
Wyandanch Compass Coalition
Wyoming City/ Partners for Prevention

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