OBH releases 2020 Colorado Drug Trends Report: Drug Trends Report Shows Increases in Substance Use Treatment Admissions
Admissions to treatment programs for alcohol, methamphetamine and heroin use are up 8.7%, 31% and 52% percent from 2015 respectively, according to the OBH Drug Trends report.
Admissions to treatment programs for alcohol, meth, prescription opioids and heroin use are up significantly from 2015, according to the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) Drug Trends analysis report.
The OBH evaluation team presented findings to the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force on August 7, summarizing findings from a 10-year trend analysis based on substance use treatment data from OBH-licensed facilities. The analysis focused on the six main substances that comprise 98% of all substance use treatment records: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and prescription opioids.
Here are key findings from the report:
The table below summarizes the percent change in treatment admissions by drug:
A copy of the presentation can be found on the CDHS Behavioral Health Reports page. If you have questions about this report, please write Stephanie.Russell@state.co.us.
If you or someone you love is struggling with substance use, find resources and providers on the OBH website. You can also contact Colorado Crisis Services at 844- 493-TALK (8255), or text TALK to 38255. Our trained professionals provide free, immediate and confidential help 24/7, 365 days a year.
Submitted by BehavioralHealth on 8/26/2020, 10:32AM.
Tricia Engelbert, CEO, RN, Director 5280 Human Care Center & 5280 Drug Testing