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Addiction Treatment in PennsylvaniaState 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, Pennsylvania showed a total of 51,302 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (45,918 or 89.5%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 3,594 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Pennsylvania has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 38% of all admissions in 1992, to 13% in 2010. In the same time period drug-only admissions rose from 18% to 44%.

Pennsylvania Addiction Treatment Admissions

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

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 Pennsylvania coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Bedford County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Partnership
Building a Better Bensalem Together
Center County Prevention Coalition
Central Bucks Drug Free Project
Chester Youth Collaborative
Clearfield-Jefferson Drug Free Communities Coalition
Coatesville Youth Initiative
Collaborating For Youth
Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth
Drug Awareness Prevention Partnership
Elizabethtown Area CTC
Lower Makefield, Yardley, Falls and Tullytown (LYFT)- A Community of Promise
Norristown Area Communities That Care For Youth
Philadelphia Coalition for Drug-Free Coalitions (PCDFC)
Tioga County Partnership for Community Health
Upper Bucks Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Coalition
Upper Marion Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow
Washington Intervention Network (WIN)
West Chester Area Communities that Care

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