Table 3.2
Clients in treatment by type of care received and clients receiving methadone: 2002-20061
Number and percent distribution
Type of care received and clients receiving methadone Number of clients Percent distribution
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total  1,136,287 1,092,546 1,072,251 1,081,049 1,130,881 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Type of care received  
Outpatient 1,020,214   968,719   954,551   961,805 1,008,915  89.8  88.7  89.0  89.0  89.2
Regular   616,957   587,975   564,300   569,272   589,542  54.3  53.8  52.6  52.7  52.1
Intensive    139,777   128,127   121,862   125,573   128,706  12.3  11.7  11.4  11.6  11.4
Detoxification    18,307    11,770    12,064    13,474    12,579   1.6   1.1   1.1   1.2   1.1
Day treatment/partial hospitalization    29,506    27,728    28,133    24,928    24,039   2.6   2.5   2.6   2.3   2.1
Methadone maintenance    215,667   213,119   228,192   228,558   254,049  19.0  19.5  21.3  21.1  22.5
Non-hospital residential    102,394   108,592   101,713   104,015   107,790   9.0   9.9   9.5   9.6   9.5
Detoxification     8,401     9,061     7,021     7,306     6,487   0.7   0.8   0.7   0.7   0.6
Rehabilitation    93,993           n/c           n/c           n/c           n/c   8.3    n/c    n/c    n/c    n/c
Short-term treatment (30 days or fewer)           n/c    22,926    21,758    23,360    22,234    n/c   2.1   2.0   2.2   2.0
Long-term treatment (more than 30 days)           n/c    76,605    72,934    73,349    79,069    n/c   7.0   6.8   6.8   7.0
Hospital inpatient    13,679    15,235    15,987    15,229    14,176   1.2   1.4   1.5   1.4   1.3
Detoxification     6,306     7,067     6,214     6,381     5,220   0.6   0.6   0.6   0.6   0.5
Treatment     7,373     8,168     9,773     8,848     8,956   0.6   0.7   0.9   0.8   0.8
Clients receiving methadone
  225,500   227,003   240,961   235,836   258,752  19.8  20.8  22.5  21.8  22.9
1 Survey reference dates were: 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), 2002-2006. 

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