This report presents national-level data from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) for admissions in 2012 and trend data for 2002 to 2012. The report provides information on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of admissions to treatment aged 12 and older for abuse of alcohol and/or drugs in facilities that report to individual state administrative data systems. It is important to note that values in charts, narrative lists, and percentage distributions are calculated using actual raw numbers and rounded for presentation in this report; calculations using rounded values may produce different results.

For 2012, 1,749,767 substance abuse treatment admissions aged 12 and older were reported to TEDS by 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia had submitted no data or incomplete data for 2012 by October 17, 2013, and are
excluded from this report.

Major Substances of Abuse



Opiates Other than Heroin1

1These drugs include methadone, codeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, meperidine, morphine, opium, oxycodone, pentazocine, propoxyphene, tramadol, and any other drug with morphine-like effects.




Adolescent Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment

Trends in Heroin Admissions and Medication-Assisted Opioid Therapy

Polydrug Abuse

Polydrug abuse was reported by 56 percent of all TEDS admissions aged 12 and older in 2012 [Table 3.8].


Alcohol was the most frequently reported primary substance at treatment admission among all racial/ethnic groups except admissions of Puerto Rican origin. However, the proportions reporting primary use of the other four major substance groups varied considerably by racial/ethnic group [Table 2.2].

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