Table 3.3
Clients in treatment, by substance abuse problem: 2002-20061
Number and percent distribution
Substance abuse problem Number of clients2 Percent distribution
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total 1,123,239 1,084,116 1,066,351 1,066,860 1,122,556 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Clients with alcohol abuse only   237,302   219,453   210,696   199,986   207,194  21.1  20.2  19.8  18.7  18.5
Clients with both alcohol and drug abuse   539,419   508,300   493,552   500,234   521,067  48.0  46.9  46.3  46.9  46.4
Clients with drug abuse only
  346,518   356,363   362,103   366,640   394,295  30.8  32.9  34.0  34.4  35.1
1 Survey reference dates were: March 29, 2002, and March 31, 2003-2006. 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 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; in 2005, 14,189 clients reported by 307 facilities; and in 2006, 8,325 clients reported by 278 facilities.
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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