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Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance

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Source: New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

What does this measure?

The number of people admitted to alcohol/substance abuse treatment centers, expressed as a rate per 10,000 residents, broken down by primary substance of concern.

Why is this important?

Drinking and drug use increases an individual's risk of poor health outcomes, including motor vehicle crashes and unintentional injuries, and is often a contributing factor in child abuse, domestic violence, suicide and homicide. The availability of treatment can be a critical factor in helping people recover from addiction.

How is our region performing?

While overall admissions to substance abuse treatment have been fairly flat over the past decade, admissions related to heroin use skyrocketed 74% in the region, rising from about 2,160 in 2007 to 3,660 in 2021. That was a larger increase than seen at the state level, where heroin-related admissions dropped 18% over the time frame. The percentage increase was even larger in the counties surrounding Monroe, at 56%, growing to 1,190 in 2021. However, alcohol admissions were still the largest share at 51% of the total admissions in the region, followed by heroin admissions at 31%, cocaine at 18%, and other opioids 9%.

Notes about the data

National data were not available. People may or may not live in the counties where they go for treatment for substance abuse. Changes in the number of treatment admissions can reflect a number of factors, including the need for treatment, availability of programs, and payer policies.

Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance, 2021
AlcoholAll OthersCocaineHeroinMarijuanaNoneOther OpioidsTotal
NYS41.76.18.224.58.10.15.794.3
NYS (excluding NYC)49.38.010.527.98.68.5112.5
Region50.96.217.931.113.18.7125.3
Monroe54.44.817.732.715.27.1131.9
Surrounding Counties45.28.718.328.29.311.6114.6
Genesee53.86.428.938.013.111.8151.9
Livingston35.98.06.813.512.39.185.6
Ontario96.513.332.857.79.219.3228.8
Orleans17.71.75.25.58.58.547.0
Seneca34.719.615.118.45.68.3101.8
Wayne24.65.112.314.87.77.972.5
Wyoming1.00.50.20.73.91.01.0
Yates21.94.54.16.95.36.148.8

Source: New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Notes: Figures are per 10,000 residents




Number of Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance, 2021
AlcoholAll OthersCocaineHeroinMarijuanaNoneOther OpioidsTotal
NYS82,62812,06916,17048,49316,059111,274186,693
NYS (excluding NYC)55,8689,01211,77131,5659,7549,572127,542
Region6,1997262,1083,6601,5361,02615,255
Monroe4,1113601,3362,4721,1455369,960
Surrounding Counties2,0883667721,1883914905,295
Genesee311371672207668879
Livingston2214942837656527
Ontario1,0861503696491032172,574
Orleans71721223434189
Seneca1176651621928343
Wayne224461121357072659
Wyoming42131644
Yates541110171315120

Source: New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services




Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance, 2007
AlcoholAll OthersCocaineHeroinMarijuanaNoneOther OpioidsTotal
NYS72.82.625.930.023.00.15.2159.5
NYS (excluding NYC)73.82.526.417.923.47.8151.7
Region80.91.333.617.830.47.2171.2
Monroe90.71.342.023.336.66.9200.9
Surrounding Counties65.51.220.49.220.67.8124.7
Genesee103.00.729.47.826.97.0174.7
Livingston31.00.25.24.710.52.954.5
Ontario114.52.741.722.327.918.0227.2
Orleans42.911.54.422.410.691.8
Seneca78.91.726.211.328.58.7155.3
Wayne36.51.014.85.517.12.877.5
Wyoming41.40.56.41.616.01.467.3
Yates30.50.80.81.28.73.245.2

Source: New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Notes: Figures are per 10,000 residents




Number of Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance, 2007
AlcoholAll OthersCocaineHeroinMarijuanaNoneOther OpioidsTotal
NYS139,2254,93649,61657,31243,97219,970305,032
NYS (excluding NYC)82,0312,71329,33719,80326,0598,679168,623
Region9,7911504,0632,1583,68187420,717
Monroe6,706983,1041,7252,70950714,849
Surrounding Counties3,085529594339723675,868
Genesee617417647161421,047
Livingston203134316919357
Ontario1,205284392352941892,390
Orleans18650199746398
Seneca2806934010131551
Wayne34191385116026725
Wyoming1762277686286
Yates77223228114

Source: New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services







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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 78% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights 8.4% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights, Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Infant Mortality Rate 6.9 2017-19 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.8% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 18% 2017-21 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Single-Parent Families 39% 2017-21 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 20 2020 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 1.8 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 1.3% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Births 12 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tourism Spending $1,399 2021 1 0
Maintaining
Recreation Spending $83 2021 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 84% 2021 2 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 64% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Registered Library Borrowers 55% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 2.5 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0.8% 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2017-21 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 1.4% 2021 2 1
Increasing
Population by Age 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 6% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $64,995 2017-21 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty 13% 2017-21 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty, by Sex 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Public Assistance Recipients 1.2% 2021 3 -1
Decreasing
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 22% 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Females Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Sex 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Households Receiving SNAP 13% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Female Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 14% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
EITC Dollars $153 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs 2.3% 2021 2 1
Increasing
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Jobs by Sector 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 12% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Employment-to-Population Ratio 59% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Prekindergarten Participation 41% 2021 2 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $23,561 2020 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $16,983 2020 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Grade 3 English 37% 2022 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 2022 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 2022 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math 40% 2022 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 2022 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 2022 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English 39% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 73% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 83% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 88% 2022 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 90% 2022 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2022 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 35.3 2019 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 693 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 53 2020 2 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rate 37 2020 1 1
Increasing
Maternal Health, by Race/Ethnicity 2018-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Early Syphilis Rates 2.8 2020 3 1
Increasing
Early Syphilis Rates within Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with HIV 105 2021 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with AIDS 124 2021 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable*
Alcohol-related Crashes 2.7 2021 2 -1
Decreasing
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Median Home Value $151,405 2017-21 1 1
Increasing
Median Rental Prices $936 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.3 2017-21 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden 28% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 32% 2017-21 3 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households 48% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Homeownership Rate 68% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2017-21 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable*
Serious Crimes 165 2021 3 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 25 2021 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 59 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 10.0 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Arrest Rates 125.2 2021 3 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,731 2019 0 1
Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0.70 2017-21 3 0
Maintaining
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


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