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Table 31. Estimated Number of Persons Age 12 or Older Who Needed and Received Treatment for an Illicit Drug Problem in the Past Year, by Demographic Characteristics, 2000 (Thousands)



Demographic characteristics

Needed treatment for an illicit drug problem in the past year

Received treatment at a specialty facility among persons who needed treatment (%)



Total

Received treatment at a specialty facility

Did not receive treatment at a specialty facility

Totals

4,655

774

3,881

16.6

Age

   1217

1,074

122

951

11.4

   1825

1,645

142

1,503

8.6

   26 and older

1,937

510

1,427

26.3

Sex

   Male

2,749

411

2,337

15.0

   Female

1,907

363

1,544

19.0

Hispanic origin/race

   Not Hispanic:

     White Only

3,235

577

2,659

17.8

     Black

632

118

514

*

     American Indian/
     or Alaska Native
     only

46

4

42

*

     Native Hawaiian
     or other Pacific      Islander

10

3

7

*

     Asian only

54

1

54

*

     More than one      race

103

21

82

*

   Hispanic

574

51

523

9.0

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

Notes: Respondents were classified as needing treatment for an illicit drug problem if they met at least one of three
criteria during the past year: (1) dependence on any illicit drug; (2) abuse of any illicit drug; or (3) received treatment for
an illicit drug problem at a specialty facility (i.e., drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities [inpatient or outpatient], hospitals [inpatient only], and mental health centers). Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, heroin, and prescription-type psychotherapeutic (nonmedical use).

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Closing the Drug Abuse Treatment Gap: A Report to the President
of the United States
(September 2001).




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