National treatment admissions for opiates increase

According to recent data from the national Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), the percentage of admissions to state-funded substance abuse treatment facilities for individuals who primarily abused opiates other than heroin increased from 1.0% in 1997 to 10.1% in 2011. This was a sharp increase in comparison to other schedule I drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine, which saw admissions to treatment facilities at 7.8% and 5.6% respectively.

Opiates other than heroin include:trio of spilled pill bottles

  • Non-Prescription Methadone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Meperidine
  • Morphine
  • Opium
  • Oxycodone
  • Pentazocine
  • Propoxyphene
  • Tramadol

Learn more about the physical symptoms, time of detection and dangers of opiates from our Common Drugs of Abuse brochure.

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