Treatment admissions continue to rise for meth, Rx drugs

May 1, 2006

New data released by the Substance Abuse & Mental HealthServices Administration (SAMHSA) show admissions to substance abusetreatment involving methamphetamine and narcotic pain medicationscontinued to rise in 2004. Methamphetamine admissions to treatmentrose 11% between 2003 and 2004 and 25% between 2002 and 2004.

New data released by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) show admissions to substance abuse treatment involving methamphetamine and narcotic pain medications continued to rise in 2004. Methamphetamine admissions to treatment rose 11% between 2003 and 2004 and 25% between 2002 and 2004. For opiates other than heroin, there was a 21% increase in admissions to treatment since 2003 and a 42% increase from 2002-2004. Opiates other than heroin are largely prescription pain medications.

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