Published in Mental Health Business Week, July 7th, 2007
In 2006, a total of 1,612 patients at metro area addiction treatment programs reported meth as the primary substance problem (representing 8 percent of total treatment admissions). This compares with 2,465 meth patients in 2005 (12 percent of total treatment admissions that year). Methamphetamine-related hospital emergency department (ED) episodes in the Twin Cities also dropped markedly to 480 in 2006 compared with 1,402 in...
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