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Addiction Treatment in TexasState 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, Texas showed a total of 33,113 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (26,697 or 80.6%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 3,537 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Texas has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 22% of all admissions in 1992, to 14% in 2010. The vast majority of patients in addiction rehab in Texas suffer from either drug addiction or combinations of alcohol and drug abuse.

Texas Addiction Treatment Admissions

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

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 Texas coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Aransas Citizens Against Drugs
Bacoda Galveston Community Coalition
Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families
Caring Community Coalition
Concho Valley Community Awareness & Resources For Empowerment and Success
Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership
Drugs Kill Campaign, Inc. d/b/a/ The Coalition of Behavioral Health Services
Higher Dimension Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Hood County Substance Abuse Council
IMPACT FUTURES! Drug Free Community Coalition
IMPACT Navarro
Karnes County Community Coalition
Kilgore Together/ St. Lukes Methodist Church
Robertson County Community Coalition
Texans Standing Tall Inc (TST) (Austin)

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