-- Randy Dotinga
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Admissions for alcohol
abuse treatment have remained the same in parts of the Midwest and
South while dropping elsewhere in the United States, while
treatment rates for illegal drugs are increasing across the
country, especially for marijuana abuse, according to a new
The report, issued by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA), includes these findings:
"This study provides insight into the regional nature of substance abuse by highlighting the shifting trends in the reasons for admission to substance abuse treatment," SAMHSA administrator Pamela S. Hyde said in an agency news release.
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