Addiction Treatment Statistics

With help from the Butler Center for Research, it's easy for you to keep tabs on trends and statistics in the field of substance use disorders.

We've searched today's leading news, academic, scientific and business sources to bring you the latest information about prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives and efforts.

HHS awards $53 million to help address opioid epidemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $53 million in funding to 44 States, four tribes and the District of Columbia to improve access to treatment for opioid use disorders, reduce opioid related deaths, and strengthen drug misuse prevention efforts. In addition, funding will also support improved data collection and analysis around opioid misuse and overdose as well as better tracking of fatal and nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses. Read more

National report shows less underage drinking and smoking, but overall substance use and mental illness levels remain constant

Smoking and drinking among teenagers fell to new lows in 2015, new federal data show, as young Americans continued to shift away from the habits of their parents. View report from SAMHSA

Prescription Drug Use and Misuse in the United States

This report presents findings from SAMHSA's 2015 NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) on the use and misuse of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past year for the population ages 12 or older in the United States. View report from SAMHSA

Study to follow children through teen years to look at development, substance use

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will follow the biological and behavioral development of more than 10,000 children beginning at ages 9 and 10 through adolescence into early adulthood. Recruitment will be done over a two-year period through partnerships with public and private schools near research sites across the country as well as through twin registries. Learn more

Department of Defense to increase treatment for substance abuse, mental health

TRICARE, which is run by the Department of Defense and provides health coverage for active duty and retired service members, their families and survivors, will expand treatment coverage of substance abuse treatment to include intensive outpatient programs for addiction and opioid use disorders. There will no longer be inpatient day limits for mental health care. Read more

CDC reports large jump in seized drugs that test positive for fentanyl

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a 426 percent increase in seized drugs that tested positive for fentanyl between 2013 and 2014. The number of deaths involving fentanyl and other synthetic opioids increased 79 percent during that period. Read the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

FDA requires warnings about risk of combining opioids and benzodiazepines

Concerned about deaths and overdose risks from narcotic painkillers taken with certain antianxiety or sedative drugs, the Food and Drug Administration has increased warnings about combining opioids and benzodiazepines. Read the FDA news release

College students are using more marijuana, fewer opioids

In data released from the University of Michigan, high school students and young adults are much less likely to use illicit drugs than their parents--except for their acceptance of marijuana. Read the Monitoring the Future Report

Grant awards announced for nearly 700 communities to prevent youth substance use

The Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced $85.9 million in grants for 698 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Programs across the county. The grants will provide funding to local community coalitions for preventing youth substance use including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. Learn more about the DFC program

Amid opioid epidemics, states experiment with recovery high schools

Several states are turning to high schools open only to students trying to recover from drug or alcohol addiction. Read more

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