DASIS Report: Methamphetamine / Amphetamine Treatment Admissions
in Urban and Rural Areas, 2004
format (contains the data table that was used to construct each figure; this data table is not found in printed or PDF version)
to SAMHSA's Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) admission data with
the treatment location in 2004, nonmetropolitan areas with cities
had the highest admission rate for methamphetamines/ amphetamines
and large fringe metropolitan areas had the lowest admission rate
(160 admissions per 100,000 vs. 49 admissions per 100,000 persons
aged 12 or older). The national treatment admission rate for methamphetamines/
amphetamines was 85 admissions per 100,000 persons aged 12 or older.
all methamphetamine/amphetamine admissions for which treatment location
was known, 33% were treated in large central metro areas, 21% in large
fringe metro areas, 31% in small metro areas, 9% in non metro areas
with a city, and 6% in nonmetro areas without a city (rural).
percentage of substance abuse treatment admissions for methamphetamine/amphetamine
abuse that were aged 18 to 25 years older was lowest in the most urbanized
counties and highest in the most rural counties (26% vs. 32%).
route of administration differed by rural/urban status: the percentage
of methamphetamine/amphetamine admissions that smoked the drugs
was highest in the most urbanized counties (62%) and lowest in the
most rural counties (48%).
contrast, the percentage of methamphetamine/amphetamine admissions
that injected the drugs was lowest in large metro areas (14%
to 15%) and highest in small and nonmetro areas (24% to 25%).
on methamphetamines or amphetamines
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Report, The DASIS Report:
Methamphetamine / Amphetamine Treatment Admissions in Urban and Rural
Areas, 2004, is based on the Drug and Alcohol
Services Information System (DASIS), the primary source of national
data on substance abuse treatment. DASIS is conducted by the
Office of Applied Studies (OAS) in the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).