Table 3.2
Clients in treatment, by type of care received, and clients receiving methadone: 2000-20051
Number and percent distribution
Type of care received and clients receiving methadone Number of clients Percent distribution
2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005
Total  1,000,896 1,136,287 1,092,546 1,072,251 1,081,049 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Type of care received  
Outpatient   891,547 1,020,214   968,719   954,551   961,805  89.1  89.8  88.7  89.0  89.0
Regular   739,794   616,957   587,975   564,300   569,272  73.9  54.3  53.8  52.6  52.7
Intensive    118,610   139,777   128,127   121,862   125,573  11.9  12.3  11.7  11.4  11.6
Detoxification    14,249    18,307    11,770    12,064    13,474   1.4   1.6   1.1   1.1   1.2
Day treatment/partial hospitalization    18,894    29,506    27,728    28,133    24,928   1.9   2.6   2.5   2.6   2.3
Methadone maintenance           n/c   215,667   213,119   228,192   228,558     n/c  19.0  19.5  21.3  21.1
Non-hospital residential     96,084   102,394   108,592   101,713   104,015   9.6   9.0   9.9   9.5   9.6
Detoxification     8,264     8,401     9,061     7,021     7,306   0.8   0.7   0.8   0.7   0.7
Rehabilitation    87,820    93,993          n/c          n/c           n/c   8.8   8.3     n/c     n/c     n/c
Short-term treatment (30 days or less)          n/c          n/c  22,926    21,758    23,360     n/c     n/c   2.1   2.0   2.2
Long-term treatment (more than 30 days)          n/c          n/c  76,605    72,934    73,349     n/c     n/c   7.0   6.8   6.8
Hospital inpatient    13,265    13,679    15,235    15,987    15,229   1.3   1.2   1.4   1.5   1.4
Detoxification     6,375     6,306     7,067     6,214     6,381   0.6   0.6   0.6   0.6   0.6
Treatment     6,890     7,373     8,168     9,773     8,848   0.7   0.6   0.7   0.9   0.8
Clients receiving methadone   172,502   225,500   227,003   240,961   235,836  17.2  19.8  20.8  22.5  21.8
1 Survey reference dates were: Oct. 1, 2000, March 29, 2002, and March 31, 2003-2005. See Appendix A for changes in the survey base, methods, and instruments that affect analysis of trends over time. 
n/c  Data not collected.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2000, 2002-2005. No survey was conducted in 2001.

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