Rhode Island Drug Rehabs

Abuse and Dependency in Rhode Island

Questions in NSDUH are used to classify persons as being dependent on or abusing specific substances based on criteria specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).

RHODE ISLAND PAST YEAR ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE AMONG INDIVIDUALS 12 AND OLDER

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RHODE ISLAND PAST YEAR ILLICIT DRUG DEPENDENCE AMONG INDIVIDUALS 12 AND OLDER

 

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Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities in Rhode Island

According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), the number of treatment facilities in Rhode Island has remained constant at approximately 57 facilities. Of these, 43 facilities (75%) are private nonprofit and 12 facilities are private for-profit.

Although facilities may offer more than one modality of care, in 2006, 49 of 57 substance abuse facilities in Rhode Island offered some form of outpatient care. An additional 16 facilities offered some form of residential care; 19 facilities offered an opioid treatment program; and 42 physicians and 21 programs were certified to provide buprenorphine treatment.

In 2006, 42 of 57 facilities (70%) received some form of Federal, State, county, or local government funds, and 40 facilities (70%) had agreements or contracts with managed care organizations for the provision of substance abuse treatment services.

Addiction Treatment in Rhode Island

Rhode Island state addiction treatment data for substance use disorders are derived from two primary sources—an annual one-day census in N-SSATS and annual treatment admissions from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS).4 In the 2006 N-SSATS survey, Rhode Island showed a total of 6,415 clients in treatment, 6,026 of whom (94%) were in outpatient treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 251 (4%) were under the age of 18.

Across the last 15 years, there has been a steady decline in the number of admissions mentioning alcohol or cocaine as abused substances and a concomitant increase in mentions of opiates other than heroin.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Rhode Island has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol in combination with other drugs has declined, from over 53 percent of all admissions in 1992 to just over 29 percent in 2006. Concomitantly, drug-only admissions have doubled, from 21 percent in 1992 to 46 percent in 2006.

Unmet Need for Addiction Treatment in Rhode Island

NSDUH defines unmet addiction treatment need as an individual who meets the criteria for abuse of or dependence on illicit drugs or alcohol according to the DSM-IV, but who has not received specialty treatment for that problem in the past year.

Rates of unmet drug treatment need in Rhode Island have remained above the national rates for all age groups and across all survey years; however, the rates for individuals age 18 to 25 have consistently been among the 10 highest in the country.

Similarly, rates of unmet treatment need for alcohol use have been consistently above the national rates for all age groups and across all survey years.