Drug Treatment Trends

In Fiscal Year 1995, there were nearly 1.9 million admissions to publicly funded substance abuse treatment.

About 54 percent were alcohol treatment admissions; and nearly 46 percent were for illicit drug abuse treatment.

Men made up about 70 percent of individuals in treatment; and women 30 percent.

Fifty-six percent were White, followed in number by African Americans (26 percent), Hispanics (7.7 percent), Native Americans (2.2 percent), and Asians and Pacific Islanders (0.6 percent).

The largest number of illicit drug treatment admissions, were for cocaine (38.3 percent), followed by heroin (25.5 percent), and marijuana (19.1 percent).
Fifty-nine percent of admissions were to treatment in an ambulatory environment.

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