Treatment Admissions Data

We update this information every twelve months.

Here we use data from the Rhode Island Dept of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH). The number of admissions is not the unique number of people treated. Data is limited to treatment admissions for methadone.

Treatment for addiction is available throughout Rhode Island

Addiction treatment includes detoxification, outpatient treatment, residential programs, as well as medication-assisted therapies (methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine). A key goal of the action plan is to increase the number of people accessing these treatments in every community across our state.
Source (BHDDH)
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Note: Treatment modalities shown include all inpatient and outpatient services provided by licensed substance abuse treatment providers, including detoxification, residential care, and methadone. Buprenorphine admissions are not shown here, but can be viewed on the Medication-Assisted Treatment data page.

Treatment admissions for heroin use are increasing dramatically

Treatment admissions for heroin are on the rise, while treatment for prescription opioid use disorders have plateaued.
Source (BHDDH)

Note: Data shown reflect the primary substance of abuse reported by patients at treatment entry.

Addiction treatment is utilized by all age groups

Adults are more likely to access treatment, but admissions among young people are increasing.
Source (BHDDH)

The number of treatment admissions in which injection drug use was reported is also on the rise

Source (BHDDH)

Note: Treatment admissions in which alcohol was reported as the primary substance of abuse was excluded.