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Addiction Treatment in WashingtonState 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, Washington showed a total of 41,522 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (39,432 or 95%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 3,258 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Washington has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 45% of all admissions in 1992, to 24% in 2010. Drug-only admissions have increased, from 11% in 1998 to 25% in 2010.

Washington Addiction Treatment Admissions

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

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 Washington coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Castle Rock CARE Coalition- Community for Action, Response and Empowerment Coalition
Central Seattle Drug Free Communities Coalition (CSDFCC)
Chi-e-chee Network Coalition
Citizens for Safer Yakima Communities
Coalition for a Drug and Alcohol Free Orting
Community Advisory Coalition
Franklin Pierce Youth First!
Kelso STOP Coalition
Kent Drug Free Coalition
KITSAP Tobacco and Other Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (KTASC)
Kittitas County Community Network
Longview Anti-Drug Coalition
Lopez Island Prevention Coalition
Mercer Island Communities That Care
Okanogan County Community Coalition
Pend Oreille County Youth Task Force
Pierce County Leadership for Alcohol and Drug-Free Youth
Port Angeles Healthy Youth Coalition
PREVENT! The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Clark County
Prevention Works in Seattle
Quincy Communities That Care
San Juan Island Prevention Coalition
Snohomish County Federated Health and Safety Network
Snoqualmie Valley Healthy Community Coalition
Tacoma Drug-Free Coalition
Vashon Healthy Community Network
Wahkiakum Community Network
Wellspring Community Network
Whatcom County Prevention Coalition
White Swan Arts & Recreation Community Coalition
Yakama Reservation Community Coalition

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