Admissions aged 50 or older accounted for about 184,400 (10 percent) of the 1.8 million treatment admissions reported to the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) in 2005. Alcohol was the most frequently reported primary substance of abuse for all admissions aged 50 or older, but the highest proportions of admissions reporting alcohol as the primary substance were among those aged 65 to 69 and 70 or older (76 percent each). Admissions aged 50 to 64 had more extensive substance abuse treatment histories than admissions aged 65 or older.
Date Added: 01/01/08
Inventory #: DASISRPT07-1108