The NSDUH Report July 16, 2009: Substance Use Treatment Need and Receipt among Hispanics

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Combined 2002 to 2007 data indicate that an annual average of 8.3 percent (2.6 million) of Hispanics aged 12 or older were in need of alcohol use treatment in the past year, and 3.4 percent (1.1 million) were in need of illicit drug use treatment. Among Hispanics, the prevalence of need for alcohol use treatment was highest among Mexicans (9.2 percent), and the prevalence of need for illicit drug use treatment was highest among Puerto Ricans (6.1 percent). Among Hispanics in need of alcohol use treatment in the past year, 7.7 percent received alcohol treatment in a specialty facility, and 15.1 percent of those in need of illicit drug use treatment received illicit drug treatment in a specialty facility. The need for alcohol use treatment and illicit drug use treatment, as well as the receipt of illicit drug use treatment among those needing it, were more likely among Hispanics born in the United States than among those not born in the United States.



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Date Added: 8/01/09
Inventory #: NSDUH09-0716

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