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Addiction Treatment in Rhode IslandState 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, Rhode Island showed a total of 7,362 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (6,976 or 94.8%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 496 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Rhode Island has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions only account for a small fraction of patients, or 15%. 54% of admissions in 2010 were drug-only patients.

Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Admissions

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

Recognizing that local problems require local solutions, the Drug Free Communities (DFC) organizations mobilize communities to prevent youth drug use by creating local datadriven 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 Rhode Island coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Barrington Substance Abuse Task Force
Chariho Tri-Town task force
Mayor's Substance Abuse Prevention Council
Narragansett Prevention Partnership
The Smithfield Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Tiverton Prevention Coalition
Town of Middletown
Woonsocket Task Force on Substance Abuse
Working Together for Wellness (North Kingstown)

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