From 1995 to 2005, the percentage of substance abuse treatment admissions for primary abuse of methamphetamine /amphetamine more than doubled from 4% to 9%. In 2005, about 1.8 million substance abuse treatment admissions were reported to SAMHSA’s Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Of these, 169,500 were for primary methamphetamine /amphetamine abuse and 80,000 admissions were for secondary or tertiary methamphetamine/ amphetamine abuse. The duration of use of their primary drug before admission to treatment was, on average, six years less for persons admitted to treatment for primary methamphetamine /amphetamine abuse than it was for persons admitted for abuse of other primary substances. The criminal justice system was the principal source of referral for 49% of primary methamphetamine /amphetamine treatment admissions compared with 34% of admissions for other primary substances.
Date Added: 03/01/08
Inventory #: DASISRPT08-0207