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Drug and Alcohol Rehab in North Carolina

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, North Carolina showed a total of 33,029 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (29,872 or 90.4%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 2,016 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, North Carolina has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 40% of all admissions in 1992, to 16% percent in 2010. Drug-only admissions have gone through the reverse; they accounted for only 15% of patients in 1992 but now account for 44% in 2010.

North Carolina Primary Addiction Treatment Admissions: The graph at right depicts substance abuse primary treatment admisNorth Carolina Addiction Treatment Admissionssions in North Carolina in 2010. The data shows that marijuana, followed by cocaine, is the most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in the state.

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 North Carolina

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 North Carolina coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Cape Fear Coalition For A Drug-Free Tomorrow
Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition
Chatham Community for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth
Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Cherokee County
Coalition for Alcohol & Drug Free Teenagers of Chapel Hill & Carrboro, Inc.
Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Inc.
Elon Community Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking
Northern Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth

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