Table 3.9
Substance abuse combinations by selected primary substance of abuse: TEDS 2008
Number and percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Primary substance Secondary and tertiary substances Number Percent
of all
admissions
Percent of
primary
substance
All admissions aged 12
and older
  1,893,640 100.0  
Alcohol     784,262  41.4 100.0
No other substance n/a   437,204  23.1  55.7
1 other substance Marijuana   117,142   6.2  14.9
Cocaine    73,844   3.9   9.4
Opiates    17,571   0.9   2.2
Methamphetamine/amphetamine    12,701   0.7   1.6
  Other    14,691   0.8   1.9
2 other substances Cocaine & Marijuana    50,290   2.7   6.4
Cocaine & Opiates    14,581   0.8   1.9
Marijuana & Methamphetamine/amphetamine    11,593   0.6   1.5
Marijuana & Opiates     9,680   0.5   1.2
Cocaine & Methamphetamine/amphetamine     3,434   0.2   0.4
Methamphetamine/amphetamine & Opiates     1,123   0.1   0.1
Marijuana & Other     9,486   0.5   1.2
Cocaine & Other     5,750   0.3   0.7
Opiates & Other     4,462   0.2   0.6
  Methamphetamine/amphetamine & Other       710      *   0.1
Cocaine     213,971  11.3 100.0
No other substance n/a    64,201   3.4  30.0
1 other substance Alcohol    52,631   2.8  24.6
Marijuana    24,216   1.3  11.3
Opiates     9,317   0.5   4.4
Methamphetamine/amphetamine     2,788   0.1   1.3
  Other     2,523   0.1   1.2
2 other substances Alcohol & Marijuana    35,877   1.9  16.8
Alcohol & Opiates     7,127   0.4   3.3
Marijuana & Opiates     4,062   0.2   1.9
Alcohol & Methamphetamine/amphetamine     1,726   0.1   0.8
Marijuana & Methamphetamine/amphetamine     1,701   0.1   0.8
Opiates & Methamphetamine/amphetamine       546      *   0.3
Alcohol & Other     3,248   0.2   1.5
Marijuana & Other     2,290   0.1   1.1
Opiates & Other     1,498   0.1   0.7
  Methamphetamine/amphetamine & Other       220      *   0.1
Opiates     378,586  20.0 100.0
No other substance n/a   155,315   8.2  41.0
1 other substance Cocaine    57,214   3.0  15.1
Alcohol    31,112   1.6   8.2
Marijuana    26,962   1.4   7.1
Methamphetamine/amphetamine     6,058   0.3   1.6
  Other    19,284   1.0   5.1
2 other substances Alcohol & Cocaine    25,833   1.4   6.8
Cocaine & Marijuana    17,017   0.9   4.5
Alcohol & Marijuana    14,307   0.8   3.8
Marijuana & Methamphetamine/amphetamine     1,493   0.1   0.4
Cocaine & Methamphetamine/amphetamine     1,432   0.1   0.4
Alcohol & Methamphetamine/amphetamine     1,138   0.1   0.3
Cocaine & Other     8,616   0.5   2.3
Alcohol & Other     6,339   0.3   1.7
Marijuana & Other     5,784   0.3   1.5
Methamphetamine/amphetamine & Other       682      *   0.2
Marijuana     321,648  17.0 100.0
No other substance n/a   127,095   6.7  39.5
1 other substance Alcohol   101,144   5.3  31.4
Cocaine    14,243   0.8   4.4
Methamphetamine/amphetamine    11,548   0.6   3.6
Opiates     5,054   0.3   1.6
  Other     7,136   0.4   2.2
2 other substances Alcohol & Cocaine    19,532   1.0   6.1
Alcohol & Methamphetamine/amphetamine     8,574   0.5   2.7
Alcohol & Opiates     6,408   0.3   2.0
Cocaine & Opiates     2,683   0.1   0.8
Cocaine & Methamphetamine/amphetamine     2,048   0.1   0.6
Methamphetamine/amphetamine & Opiates       741      *   0.2
Alcohol & Other    10,421   0.6   3.2
Opiates & Other     1,892   0.1   0.6
Cocaine & Other     2,248   0.1   0.7
  Methamphetamine/amphetamine & Other       881      *   0.3
Methamphetamine/
amphetamine
    121,485   6.4 100.0
No other substance n/a    42,434   2.2  34.9
1 other substance Marijuana    26,532   1.4  21.8
Alcohol    21,657   1.1  17.8
Cocaine     4,229   0.2   3.5
Opiates     2,903   0.2   2.4
  Other     1,400   0.1   1.2
2 other substances Alcohol & Marijuana    11,684   0.6   9.6
Cocaine & Marijuana     2,892   0.2   2.4
Alcohol & Cocaine     2,540   0.1   2.1
Marijuana & Opiates     1,303   0.1   1.1
Alcohol & Opiates       991   0.1   0.8
Cocaine & Opiates       676      *   0.6
Marijuana & Other       964   0.1   0.8
Alcohol & Other       603      *   0.5
Opiates & Other       370      *   0.3
  Cocaine & Other       307      *   0.3
Other      73,688   3.9  
n/a  Not applicable.
*  Less than 0.05 percent.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 8.31.09.

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