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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The DASIS Report: First-Time and Repeat Admissions Aged 18 to 25 to Substance Abuse Treatment, 2006


  • Based on SAMHSA's Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) on substance abuse treatment admissions in 2006, repeat admissions aged 18 to 25 were more likely than first-time admissions of the same age group to report heroin and other opiates as the primary substance of abuse (27% vs. 12%) and to report the use of multiple substances (67% vs. 56%).
  • The South was unlike any other region in that a majority of all admissions aged 18 to 25 were first-time admissions instead of repeat admissions, regardless of the primary substance of abuse.
  • The criminal justice system was the principal referral source to substance abuse treatment for all admissions aged 18 to 25 whether first-time substance abuse treatment admissions or repeat substance abuse treatment admissions.
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