Table 3.3
Clients in treatment, by substance abuse problem: 2000-20051
Number and percent distribution
Substance abuse problem Number of clients2 Percent distribution
2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005
Total   984,297 1,123,239 1,084,116 1,066,351 1,066,860 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Clients with alcohol abuse only   222,193 237,302   219,453   210,696   199,986  22.6  21.1  20.2  19.8  18.7
Clients with both alcohol and drug abuse   475,096 539,419   508,300   493,552   500,234  48.3  48.0  46.9  46.3  46.9
Clients with drug abuse only   287,008 346,518   356,363   362,103   366,640  29.2  30.8  32.9  34.0  34.4
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. 
2 Tabulations exclude clients in facilities that did not respond to this question: in 2000, 16,591 clients reported by 354 facilities; in 2002, 13,048 clients reported by 276 facilities; in 2003, 8,430 clients reported by 217 facilities; in 2004, 5,900 clients reported by 245 facilities; and in 2005, 14,189 clients reported by 307 facilities.
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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