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Table 2.3. Number and percent distribution of admissions by primary substance of abuse: TEDS 1992-1996

[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by the 47 States and jurisdictions reporting in 1996. See Table 4.2 and Figure 22.]
Primary substance Number Percent distribution
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Total 1,479,993 1,524,481 1,557,892 1,556,690 1,534,045 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Alcohol 857,553 846,644 807,278 764,897 757,911 57.9 55.5 51.8 49.1 49.4
Alcohol only 535,079 511,047 472,507 440,905 432,617 36.2 33.5 30.3 28.3 28.2
Alcohol w/secondary drug 322,474 335,597 334,771 323,992 325,294 21.8 22.0 21.5 20.8 21.2
Cocaine 263,322 268,051 277,271 253,284 240,351 17.8 17.6 17.8 16.3 15.7
Smoked cocaine 181,595 194,235 204,287 189,236 177,882 12.3 12.7 13.1 12.2 11.6
Non-smoked cocaine 81,727 73,816 72,984 64,048 62,469 5.5 4.8 4.7 4.1 4.1
Opiates 181,823 210,869 224,524 209,147 214,086 12.3 13.8 14.4 13.4 14.0
Heroin 168,738 197,392 209,706 194,009 198,640 11.4 12.9 13.5 12.5 12.9
Other opiates 13,085 13,477 14,818 15,138 15,446 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0
Non-RX methadone 1,117 1,231 1,320 1,792 1,386 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Other opiates & synthetics 11,968 12,246 13,498 13,346 14,060 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9
Marijuana/hashish 89,278 107,071 136,529 182,412 195,787 6.0 7.0 8.8 11.7 12.8
Stimulants 21,664 28,360 44,386 62,707 54,146 1.5 1.9 2.8 4.0 3.5
Methamphetamine 14,400 20,512 32,917 47,410 42,330 1.0 1.3 2.1 3.0 2.8
Other amphetamines 6,227 6,959 10,745 14,452 10,767 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.7
Other stimulants 1,037 889 724 845 1,049 0.1 0.1 * 0.1 0.1
Other drugs 20,871 20,286 20,196 19,354 17,634 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1
Tranquilizers 4,431 4,200 4,334 4,008 3,992 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Benzodiazepine 2,829 2,874 3,046 2,960 3,113 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Other tranquilizers 1,602 1,326 1,288 1,048 879 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sedatives/hypnotics 3,539 3,452 3,291 3,044 2,985 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Barbiturates 1,512 1,478 1,473 1,413 1,329 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Other sedatives/hypnotics 2,027 1,974 1,818 1,631 1,656 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Hallucinogens 3,249 2,657 2,478 2,682 2,517 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
PCP 2,917 3,404 3,228 3,142 2,232 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1
Inhalants 2,829 2,766 2,518 2,189 1,908 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
Over-the-counter 491 493 542 495 525 * * * * *
Other 3,415 3,314 3,805 3,794 3,475 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
None 45,482 43,200 47,708 64,889 54,130 3.1 2.8 3.1 4.2 3.5
* Less than 0.05 percent.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, TEDS - 1.14.98.


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