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SA-8.1 Data Details

SA-8.1 Increase the proportion of persons who need illicit drug treatment and received specialty treatment for abuse or dependence in the past year

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
16.0 (2008)
Target
17.6
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 12 years and over who needed and received illicit drug treatment at a specialty facility in the past year
Denominator
Number of persons aged 12 years and over who needed illicit drug treatment in the past year
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you ever received treatment or counseling for your use of alcohol or any drug, not counting cigarettes?

  1. Yes
  2. No

During the past 12 months, that is, since [DATE], have you received treatment or counseling for your use of alcohol or any drug, not counting cigarettes?

  1. Yes
  2. No

During the past 12 months when you received treatment, was the treatment for alcohol use only, drug use only, or both alcohol and drug use?

  1. Alcohol use only
  2. Drug use only
  3. Both alcohol and drug use

During the past 12 months, have you received treatment for your [Problem] in a hospital overnight as an inpatient?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Was the treatment you received in a hospital overnight as an inpatient for your alcohol use, your drug use, or both?

  1. Alcohol use
  2. Drug use
  3. Both alcohol and drug use

During the past 12 months, have you received treatment for your [Problem] in a residential drug or alcohol rehabilitation facility where you stayed overnight?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Was the treatment you received in a residential drug or alcohol rehabilitation facility where you stayed overnight for your alcohol use, your drug use, or both?

  1. Alcohol use
  2. Drug use
  3. Both alcohol and drug use

During the past 12 months, have you received treatment for your [problem] in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation facility as an outpatient?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Was the treatment you received in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation facility as an outpatient for your alcohol use, your drug use, or both?

  1. Alcohol use
  2. Drug use
  3. Both alcohol and drug use
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Specialty treatment is treatment received at drug or alcohol rehabilitation facilities (inpatient or outpatient), hospitals (inpatient only), or mental health centers. It excludes treatment at an emergency room, private doctor's office, self-help group, prison or jail, or as an outpatient. An individual is defined as needing treatment for a drug problem if he or she was dependent on or abused drugs or received specialty treatment for drugs in the past 12 months. A description of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been published by SAMHSA.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

During regular data collection and processing checks, errors were identified in the NSDUH data. These errors affected the data for Pennsylvania (2006-2010) and Maryland (2008-2009). These errors had minimal impact on the national estimates and no effect on direct estimates for the other 48 states and the District of Columbia. Comparing estimates for Pennsylvania, Maryland, the mid-Atlantic division, and the Northeast region were of most concern. However, the baseline and target values did not change as a result.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings. Office of Applied Studies, NSDUH Series H-36, HHS Publication No. SMA 09-4434. Rockville, MD. 2009.