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Substance Abuse Treatment United States

Substance Abuse Treatment United States

Authored by Pin Ng PhD

Edited by Hugh Soames

Reviewed by Michael Por, MD

Substance Abuse Treatment United States

The number of clients in U.S. substance abuse treatment facilities in the last 10 years:

This statistic displays the total number of clients in U.S. substance abuse treatment facilities from 2010 to 2020. In 2019, there were 1,460,706 clients in local, county, or community government run substance abuse treatment facilities.

Number of substance abuse treatment facility clients in the U.S. 2007-2020
Total number of clients in U.S. substance abuse treatment facilities U.S. from 2007 to 2020
2007*1,135,425
20091,182,077
20111,224,127
20131,249,629
20151,305,647
20171,356,015
20201,460,706

Number of Substance Abuse United States Treatment Facilities

Number of substance abuse united states treatment facilities
Number of substance abuse inited states treatment facilities
Alabama153
Alaska96
Arizona446
Arkansas167
California1,797
Colorado408
Connecticut220
Delaware44
District of Columbia26
Florida725
Georgia358
Hawaii167
Idaho124
Illinois775
Indiana393
Iowa187
Kansas179
Kentucky449
Louisiana146
Maine186
Maryland431
Massachusetts438
Michigan467
Minnesota403
Mississippi110
Missouri281
Montana88
Nebraska131
Nevada106
New Hampshire80
New Jersey370
New Mexico166
New York925
North Carolina552
North Dakota85
Ohio554
Oklahoma208
Oregon234
Pennsylvania600
Puerto Rico97
Rhode Island59
South Carolina121
South Dakota59
Tennessee313
Texas512
Utah310
Vermont48
Virginia254
Washington452
West Virginia116
Wisconsin276
Wyoming57

Number of substance abuse treatment United States clients receiving methadone

This statistic displays the number of substance abuse treatment clients receiving methadone in the United States from 2007 to 2019. In 2019, there were 408,550 clients receiving methadone under substance abuse treatment facilities. Methadone is a synthetic opioid that is used for pain medication and maintenance therapies.

Number of substance abuse treatment methadone clients in the U.S. 2007-2019

Number of substance abuse treatment clients receiving methadone in the U.S. from 2007 to 2019
2007*262,684
2009283,177
2011306,440
2013330,308
2015356,843
2017382,867
2019408,550

Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by substance dependence

This statistic shows suicide thoughts, plans and attempts among adults in the United States as of 2019, sorted by substance dependence or abuse. Around 17 percent of respondents with a drug/alcohol dependence or abuse had serious thoughts of suicide during the past year.

Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by substance dependence or abuse 2019

Suicide thoughts, plans and attempts among U.S. adults as of 2019, by substance dependence or abuse*
Drug or alcoholic dependence or abuseNo drug or dependence or abuse
Had serious thoughts of suicide17.43.8in %
Made any suicide plans5.51in %
Attempted suicide2.30.4in %

Substance abuse treatment United States - Statistics & Facts

The United States continues to cope with drug use among adults and adolescents, with the ongoing opioid epidemic a reminder of the dangers of substance abuse and the damage to individuals and society that it can cause. In recent decades, policies have focused increasingly on the treatment of such abuse instead of on punishment, with treatment programs and facilities becoming the accepted means of tackling addiction. There are many types of substance abuse treatments and rehabilitation programs and facilities in the United States for various substance abuse and addiction problems. Treatment for substance abuse disorder can involve individual or group counseling, the use of medication, outpatient treatment, short-term residential treatment, or long-term residential treatment. In 2018, there were 14,809 substance abuse facilities in the U.S., with the highest number found in the state of California.

In the U.S., around 83 percent of all substance abuse treatment facilities offer outpatient treatment and 24 percent offer long-term residential treatment. An estimated 25 percent of facilities have programs specifically tailored for adolescents, 19 percent have special programs for veterans and 20 percent offer programs for LGBT clients. There were over 1.35 million clients at substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. in 2017, a large portion of whom had diagnosed co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders.

Substance abuse treatment has become a business in the United States, with organizations operating multiple facilities in numerous states. American Addiction Centers, one of the largest treatment organizations in the U.S., reported revenue of almost 296 million dollars in 2018, a substantial increase from the 212 million dollars reported in 2015. In addition, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation served a total of 25,495 patients in 2019, compared to 12,366 in 2011.

Number of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. as of 2019, by facility size

This statistic displays the number of substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States by facility size, as of March 2019. There were 2,715 substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States with 15 to 29 clients.

Number of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. by size 2019

Number of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. as of 2019, by facility size*
Fewer than 154,182
15 to 292,715
30 to 592,494
60 to 1192,263
120 or more3,185

 

Locations where U.S. adults received treatment for alcohol use in 2019

This survey shows the locations where people in the U.S. received treatment for alcohol use in 2019. It was found that 53 percent of those who received treatment for alcohol use did so through a self-help group.

Places where people in the U.S. received treatment for alcohol use 2019

Locations where U.S. adults received treatment for alcohol use in 2019
Hospital – inpatient14.8in %
Rehabilitation facility – inpatient21.5in %
Rehabilitation facility – outpatient35.2in %
Mental health center – outpatient29in %
Emergency room9.6in %
Private doctor’s office19.5in %
Self-help group53.2in %
Prison/jail5.3in %

Number of U.S. substance abuse treatment clients under 18 years of age

This statistic displays the number of substance abuse treatment clients under the age of 18 in the United States from 2007 to 2019. In 2019, there were 59,854 non-adult clients in treatment from substance abuse.

Number of substance abuse treatment non-adult clients in the U.S. 2007-2019

Number of U.S. substance abuse treatment clients under 18 years of age from 2007 to 2019
200785,518
200984,326
201182,532
201378,156
201572,977
201762,862
201959,854

Revenue of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation from 2013 to 2019

This statistic shows the annual revenue of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in the U.S. from 2013 to 2019, in thousand U.S. dollars. In 2019, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation reported a total operating revenue of over 198 million dollars.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation revenue 2013-2019

Revenue of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation from 2013 to 2019 (in 1,000 U.S. dollars)
2013201420152016201720182019
Patient service revenue, net112,396145,669149,728136,824139,193154,347157,612
Total operating revenue142,778179,543183,233171,037173,975191,336198,471

Annual revenue of American Addiction Centers 2011-2018

This statistic shows the annual revenue of American Addiction Centers, one of the largest substance abuse treatment companies in the U.S., from 2011 to 2018, in thousand U.S. dollars. In 2018, American Addiction Centers reported revenue of almost 296 million dollars.

Annual revenue of American Addiction Centers 2011-2018

American Addiction Centers’ annual revenue from 2011 to 2018 (in 1,000 U.S. dollars)
201128,275
201266,035
2013115,741
2014132,968
2015212,261
2016279,770
2017317,641
2018295,763

Mental health and substance abuse problems during COVID-19 in the U.S. in June 2020

From June 24 to June 30, 2020, around 40.9 percent of adults aged 18 years or older in the U.S. reported having one or more adverse mental or behavioral health symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. This statistic illustrates the percentage of U.S. adults who reported adverse mental health symptoms, increased substance use, and suicidal ideation during COVID-19 pandemic from June 24 to 30, 2020.

Mental health and substance abuse problems during COVID-19 in the U.S. in June 2020

Percentage of U.S. adults with adverse mental health symptoms, increased substance use, or suicidal ideation during the COVID-19 pandemic from June 24 to 30, 2020
Started or increased substance use to cope with pandemic-related stressor emotions*13.3in %
Seriously considered suicide in past 30 days10.7in %
One or more adverse mental or behavioral health symptom40.9in %

Substance Abuse Treatment United States - Opioid use in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

Opioids are narcotic drugs that affect the nervous system and act as a pain reliever. They include synthetic or partly synthetic drugs that mimic opiates, such as heroin. Common prescription opioids include codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine and oxycodone. While opioids are a common and effective method of treating severe and chronic pain, long term use and abuse can lead to addiction, physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Opioids are some of the most commonly abused drugs worldwide, with user numbers exceeding those of cocaine and ecstasy.

An Opiate epidemic?

Over the last decade, the United States has seen an increase in deaths related to heroin and prescription opioid abuse. Although these numbers have decreased in recent years, deaths due heroin and prescription opioid abuse remain real problems, while the introduction of new synthetic opioids such as fentanyl have compounded the problem of opioid abuse in the U.S. The spike in the use of heroin and abuse of prescription opioids along with the rise of new synthetic opioids has led many to claim that the U.S. is currently going through an opioid epidemic. Access to cheap heroin and the ease of receiving prescriptions for opioids have been seen as causes of the epidemic. The similarity between heroin and opioids also encourages addicts to use these two drugs as alternatives for each other; when an opioid addict finds it difficult to receive a prescription for opioids, heroin can provide a cheap and accessible alternative.

Heroin use

A recent survey from 2019 found 16.1 percent of individuals 12 years and older in the U.S. felt it was easy to obtain heroin, compared to 17.5 percent in 2016. Although the dangers of heroin use are well known, the number of people who consumed heroin increased over the past decade, reaching a high of 948,000 people in 2016. However, this number has decreased in recent years with an estimated 745,000 people in the U.S. consuming heroin in 2019. It is estimated that around 376,000 adults aged 26 years and older in the United States are currently dependent on or abuse heroin.

Opioid deaths

An increase in overdose deaths in the last decade has been the main feature of the opioid epidemic. In 2019, there were 49,860 overdose deaths in the United States involving opioids, the highest number ever recorded. Opioid use is widespread across the United States, but disproportionately affects certain states, with the states of West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland currently reporting the highest death rates for opioid overdose. Although deaths due to heroin and prescription opioids have decreased in recent years, deaths from fentanyl, an extremely potent synthetic opioid, continue to increase. In 2019, fentanyl alone caused 36,359 overdose deaths in the United States.

Number of patients with at least one opioid prescription in the U.S. from 2014 to 2018

This statistic depicts the estimates of the total annual number of patients with at least one opioid prescription in the U.S. from 2014 to 2018. Overall, almost 56.8 million patients were estimated being prescribed opioids at least once during 2017. The number dropped down to 49.5 million in 2018.

Number of patients with at least one opioid prescription U.S. 2014-2018

Number of patients with at least one opioid prescription in the U.S. from 2014 to 2018
201465,816,625
201564,950,261
201661,862,364
201756,778,428
201849,515,948

Number of overdose deaths from prescription opioids in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019, by gender

This statistic presents the number of overdose deaths from prescription opioids in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019, by gender. In 2019, there were an estimated 14,139 overdose deaths in the U.S. from prescription opioids, 5,755 of which occurred among females.

Number of prescription opioid overdose deaths U.S. 1999-2019, by gender

Number of overdose deaths from prescription opioids in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019, by gender
MaleFemale
19992,4201,022
20002,5491,236
20013,1621,608
20024,1792,304
20034,7802,681
20045,4333,144
20056,0403,572
20067,3154,274
20077,9334,863
20088,1904,959
20098,3115,212
20108,9395,644
20119,0586,082
20128,2455,995
20138,0966,049
20148,3326,506
20158,6176,664
20169,9787,109
20179,8737,156
20188,7236,252
20198,3845,755

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Number of overdose deaths from fentanyl in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019, by gender

This statistic presents the number of overdose deaths from fentanyl in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019, by gender. In 2019, there were an estimated 36,359 overdose deaths in the U.S. from fentanyl, around 26,283 of which occurred among male.

Number of fentanyl overdose deaths U.S. 1999-2019, by gender

Number of overdose deaths from fentanyl in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019, by gender
FemaleMale
1999330400
2000374408
2001447510
2002614681
2003643757
2004798866
2005823919
20061,0301,677
20071,0531,160
20081,0831,223
20091,4451,501
20101,4401,567
20111,2471,419
20121,1951,433
20131,4311,674
20142,0793,465
20153,0206,560
20165,57813,835
20177,94220,524
20188,80722,528
201910,07626,283

Rate of emergency department visits for nonfatal opioid overdoses in the United States in 2016 and 2017, by gender

In the United States, the rate of emergency department visits for nonfatal opioid overdoses among males increased from 107.5 per 100,000 population in 2016 to 112.6 per 100,000 population in 2017. This statistic shows the rate of emergency department visits for nonfatal opioid overdoses in the United States in 2016 and 2017, by gender.

U.S. emergency department visits for nonfatal opioid overdoses, 2016-2017, by gender

Rate of emergency department visits for nonfatal opioid overdoses in the United States in 2016 and 2017, by gender (per 100,000 population)
20162017
All90.293
Male107.5112.6
Female72.573.1

Potential fentanyl profitability compared to heroin in the U.S. as of 2017

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid used particularly in the treatment of pain in cancer patients. It is most commonly administered using a patch directly applied to the skin. It is believed to be 100 times more potent than morphine. It is often sold as a heroin-like substance to recreational opioid users. As of 2017, the price of 1 kg of pure fentanyl for a drug trafficking organization (DTO) was about 4,150 U.S. dollars. Comparatively, heroin sold to DTOs for about 6,000 U.S. dollars. The revenue generated from 1 kg of fentanyl by a DTO is estimated to equal about 1.6 million U.S. dollars.

HeroinPure Fentanyl
Cost per 1 kg to DTO in USD*6,0004,150
Approximate number of kgs produced from original drug procurement**120
Wholesale price per kg in Massachusetts in USD80,00080,000
Revenue to DTO in USD from 1 kg***80,0001,600,000
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