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.



SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $38.4 million for Youth Treatment—Implementation cooperative agreements

The purpose of this program is to provide funding to states/territories/tribes to improve treatment for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. This program assures youth state-wide access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services supported by the strengthening of the existing infrastructure system. Application deadline is December 20, 2016.
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SAMHSA introduces MATx: A mobile app to support medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder

This free mobile app supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment, as well as those who plan to do so in the future. Features include information on treatment approaches and medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of opioid use disorders; a buprenorphine prescribing guide; clinical support tools, and; access to helplines and SAMHSA's treatment locators.
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Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force announces new actions and recommendations

The White House announced that the federal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force released its final report. In the report, the Task Force included a series of actions and recommendations to help ensure better implementation of parity; help consumers, providers, and plans understand how parity works; and ensure appropriate oversight and enforcement of parity protections.
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Three Things to Know About the Teenage Brain

Adolescence poses unique neurobiological circumstances that, when understood, can help to put teens' behaviors into perspective. This article from Psych Central provides a look into why teens act the way they do.
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Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction

This article authored by Nora D. Volkow, M.D., George F. Koob, Ph.D., and A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D., reviews scientific advances in the prevention and treatment of substance-use disorder and related developments in public policy. Recent advances in the neurobiology of addiction are reviewed to clarify the link between addiction and brain function and to broaden the understanding of addiction as a brain disease.
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Resource: Cyberbullying Research Center

This website aims to provide up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. It serves as a clearinghouse of information concerning the ways adolescents use and misuse technology. It is intended to be a resource for parents, educators, law enforcement officers, counselors, and others who work with youth.
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HHS awards more than $44.5 million to expand the nation's behavioral health workforce

Awards of more than $44.5 million were made to training programs to increase the number of mental health providers and substance abuse counselors across the country. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are funding 144 new and continuing grants through the Behavioral Health Workforce Educational Training (BHWET) program, which supports clinical internships and field placements for an array of professional and paraprofessional behavioral health disciplines and occupations.
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Overview: Health tech startups innovating the behavioral health space

This article from mobihealthnews.com profiles over 30 notable BH tech companies, and attempts to categorize the landscape of the many companies pioneering BH Tech.
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Marijuana wins big on election night

The Washington Post article reports that voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives on election night, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for the marijuana reform since 2012, when Colorado and Washington first approved the drug's recreational use.
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Industry calls for renewed advocacy under Trump administration

With the news that Donald Trump clinched presidency, industry observers are voicing their thoughts on the new administration. Many believe the Affordable Care Act and mandated benefits for behavioral health are in jeopardy.
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