"Recent trials with extended-release formulations and higher dosages of PPs, particularly prescription amphetamines, have shown promising results promoting abstinence from cocaine and reducing drug use. PPs’ potential as an “agonist-type” treatment seems to be better explored with higher dosage regimens and at clinical settings that have direct observed dosing available.
Data, statistics and information regarding treatment for substance use disorders, including capacity, need, efficacy, and more.
"In 2016 only 13.8 percent of substance use treatment programs accepted Medicare and offered an FDA-approved medication for opioid use disorder treatment (exhibit 1). While the percentage of programs that offered such treatment was low across all insurance types (24.8 percent among programs that accepted Medicaid and 28.6 percent among programs that accepted private insurance), access for Medicare beneficiaries was nearly twice as limited.
"NSDUH includes questions that are used to identify people who needed substance use treatment (i.e., treatment for problems related to the use of alcohol or illicit drugs) in the past year. For NSDUH, people are defined as needing substance use treatment if they had an SUD in the past year or if they received substance use treatment at a specialty facility32 in the past year.33,34
(Language, Socio-economic, and Other Barriers to Treatment Access and Utilization in the US) "The relationship between access to responsive services and treatment completion rates among Latinos points to a serious need for greater geographic proximity to Spanish-language services for this population. Although testing treatment outcomes is not the focus of this paper, it should be noted that studies suggest that linguistic preferences significantly impact the treatment process among Latinos, indirectly contributing to treatment outcomes [5,19,25,26].
(Lack of Availability of Spanish-Language Treatment Services in the US) "Using a multi-method approach, we identified specific areas with limited availability of OSAT [Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment] services in Spanish in the county with the largest population of Spanish-speaking Latinos in the United States.
(Proportion of Clients in Treatment in the US with Alcohol Alone, Other Substances Alone, or In Combination, 2012) "Facilities were asked to estimate the proportions of clients in treatment on March 30, 2012, by substance abuse problem treated (alcohol abuse only, drug abuse only, or both alcohol and drug abuse).
" On March 30, 2012, 44 percent of clients were in treatment for both alcohol and drug abuse, 38 percent were in treatment for drug abuse only, and 18 percent were in treatment for alcohol abuse only.
(Treatment Facilities in the US Offering Programs or Groups for Women and Other Specific Client Types, 2012) "Facilities were asked about the provision of treatment programs or groups specially designed for specific client types. Overall, 82 percent of facilities offered at least one special program or group to serve a specific client type."
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(Treatment Effectiveness) "The overriding finding from this study is that treatment is associated with a reduction in harmful behaviours that are associated with problem drug use. The majority of treatment seekers received care-coordinated treatment, expressed satisfaction with their care, were retained in treatment beyond three months, reported significant and substantial reductions in drug use and offending, and improvements in mental well-being and social functioning."