1997 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

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Table 12.1 Percentage and Estimated Number (in Thousands) of Respondents Aged 12 or Older Reporting Having Received Substance Abuse Treatment in the Past Year: 1997 Note 1: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.
Note 2: The percentage receiving treatment includes only those respondents who reported having received treatment in the past year and having used alcohol or illicit drugs in their lifetime. Those who reported receiving treatment but never having used the substance were excluded from the analysis.

Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 12.2 Percentage Reporting Having Received Treatment in the Past Year for Drug or Alcohol Abuse, by Demographic Characteristics: 1997
 
  Received
Demographic
Characteristic
Drug
Abuse
Treatment1
(Un-weighted n) Alcohol
Abuse
Treatment2
(Un-weighted n) Any
Substance
Abuse Treatment3
(Un-weighted n)
             
Total 0.9  (24,490)  1.4  (24,500)  1.6  (24,503) 
Age Group in Years            
    12-17
1.0  (7,841)  1.0  (7,840)  1.2  (7,844) 
    18-25
1.4  (6,234)  1.8  (6,238)  2.0  (6,238) 
    26-34
1.2  (4,387)  2.1  (4,387)  2.2  (4,387) 
    35+
0.8  (6,028)  1.3  (6,035)  1.4  (6,034) 
Gender        
    Male
1.1  (10,829)  2.1  (10,834)  2.2  (10,835) 
    Female
0.8  (13,661)  0.8  (13,666)  0.9  (13,668) 
Race/Ethnicity4      
    White, non-Hispanic
0.9  (12,435)  1.4  (12,440)  1.6  (12,442) 
    Black, non-Hispanic
1.0  (4,635)  1.4  (4,638)  1.6  (4,638) 
    Hispanic
0.8  (6,257)  1.0  (6,258)  1.2  (6,259) 
Population Density            
    Large metro
0.8  (12,958)  1.0  (12,962)  1.1  (12,963) 
    Small metro
1.1  (7,132)  1.7  (7,135)  1.9  (7,136) 
    Nonmetro
0.9  (4,400)  1.8  (4,403)  1.9  (4,404) 
Region            
    Northeast
1.5  (2,904)  1.5  (2,905)  1.8  (2,905) 
    North Central
0.9  (3,254)  1.2  (3,255)  1.3  (3,255) 
    South
0.6  (7,550)  1.5  (7,552)  1.6  (7,553) 
    West
1.0  (10,782)  1.5  (10,788)  1.6  (10,790) 

Note 1: The unweighted n's for alcohol abuse treatment and drug abuse treatment are slightly smaller than those shown for any substance abuse treatment because of differing patterns of nonresponse across the demographic groups.
Note 2: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.
Note 3: The percentage receiving treatment includes only those respondents who reported having received treatment in the past year and having used alcohol or illicit drugs in their lifetime. Those who reported receiving treatment but never having used the substance were excluded from the analysis.

1This category may include some individuals who have also received alcohol abuse treatment.
2This category may include some individuals who have also received other drug abuse treatment.
3This category includes individuals who have received alcohol abuse treatment, drug abuse treatment, or both.
4The category "other" for race/ethnicity is not included.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 12.3 Percentage of Past Year Users of Marijuana or Cocaine Who Received Treatment in the Past Year for Drug Abuse, by Frequency of Drug Use: 1997
Frequency of Drug Use Percentage Receiving Treatment1 (Unweighted n)
   
A. Used Marijuana in the Past Year
     
Total 5.0  (3,389) 
     
Number Receiving Treatment (in 1,000s) 979 
     
Number of Days Used in Past Year
    Fewer than 12 days
2.2  (1,554) 
    12-50 days (1-4 days per month)
6.9  (633) 
    51-300 days (1-6 days per week)
8.6  (843) 
    More than 300 days (daily or almost daily)
7.1  (359) 
    12 or more days (1+ days per month)
7.7  (1,835) 
    51 or more days (1+ days per week)
8.1  (1,202) 
   
B. Used Cocaine in the Past Year
     
Total 13.0  (740) 
     
Number Receiving Treatment (in 1,000s) 544 
     
Number of Days Used in Past Year
    Fewer than 12 days
10.4  (485) 
    12-50 days (1-4 days per month)
6.9  (140) 
    51-300 days (1-6 days per week)
(95) 
    More than 300 days (daily or almost daily)
(20) 
    12 or more days (1+ days per month)
17.6  (255) 
    51 or more days (1+ days per week)
(115) 

Note: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

1 The percentage receiving drug abuse treatment may include people receiving treatment related to drug abuse, as well as to those in treatment to stop drug use. This category may also include some individuals who have also received alcohol abuse treatment.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 12.4 Percentage of Past Year Users of Alcohol Who Received Treatment in the Past Year for Alcohol Abuse, by Frequency of Alcohol Use: 1997
 
Frequency of Alcohol Use Percentage Receiving Treatment1 (Unweighted n)
   
Total 1.5  (13,958) 
     
Number Receiving Treatment (in 1,000s) 2,036 
     
Number of Days Used in Past Year
    Fewer than 12 days
0.8  (6,221) 
    12-50 days (1-4 days per month)
1.0  (3,755) 
    51-300 days (1-6 days per week)
2.6  (3,287) 
    More than 300 days (daily or almost daily)
2.5  (695) 
    12 or more days (1+ days per month)
1.9  (7,737) 
    51 or more days (1+ days per week)
2.6  (3,982) 

Note: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.

1 The percentage receiving drug abuse treatment may include people receiving treatment related to drug abuse, as well as to those in treatment to stop drug use. This category may also include some individuals who have also received alcohol abuse treatment.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 12.5 Percentage Perceiving the Need for Treatment for Drug or Alcohol Abuse in the Past Year, by Demographic Characteristics: 1997
 
Demographic
Characteristic
Age Group in Years Total
12-17 18-25 26-34 35+
           
Total 0.6  1.1  1.0  0.3  0.6 
           
Gender          
    Male
0.5  1.5  1.6  0.4  0.8 
    Female
0.7  0.6  0.4  0.2  0.4 
Race/Ethnicity1          
    White, non-Hispanic
0.6  1.1  1.0  0.2  0.5 
    Black, non-Hispanic
0.7  1.2  1.4  1.3  1.2 
    Hispanic
0.7  0.6  0.8  0.3  0.5 
Population Density          
    Large metro
0.5  0.8  0.7  0.3  0.5 
    Small metro
0.5  1.6  1.2  0.2  0.6 
    Nonmetro
1.1  0.7  1.3  0.7  0.8 
Region          
    Northeast
0.4  0.3  0.6  0.2  0.3 
    North Central
0.5  1.6  0.5  0.2  0.5 
    South
0.4  0.5  1.3  0.4  0.6 
    West
1.2  2.0  1.4  0.5  1.0 
Adult Education2          
    Less than high school
N/A  1.8  2.9  0.4  0.9 
    High school graduate
N/A  1.7  0.9  0.3  0.6 
    Some college
N/A  0.2  0.7  0.4  0.4 
    College graduate
N/A  0.2  0.3  0.4  0.4 
Current Employment3          
    Full-time
N/A  1.4  0.9  0.1  0.5 
    Part-time
N/A  0.8  0.8  0.4 
    Unemployed
N/A  1.1  3.0  1.4  1.7 
    Other4
N/A  0.6  0.6  0.6  0.6 

Note: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.

N/A: Not applicable.

1 The category "other" for race/ethnicity is not included.
2 Data on adult education are not applicable for youths aged 12 to 17. Total refers to adults aged 18 or older (unweighted n=16,661).
3 Data on current employment are not applicable for youths aged 12 to 17. Total refers to adults aged 18 or older (unweighted n=16,661).
4 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 12.6 Percentage of Full-Time Workers Aged 18 to 49 Reporting Past Month Illicit Drug Use and That Their Workplace Provides Drug and Alcohol Information on, a Written Policy for, or Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), by Respondent Age and Business Size: 1997

Note: Percentages are based on the number of employed respondents who reported "Yes," "No," or "Don't Know" to the workplace questions.

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

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