OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News The number of admissions to substance abuse treatment for adolescents ages 12 to 17 increased again in 2002, continuing a ten-year trend, according to new data released August 31, 2004. The new data show that the number of adolescents admitted to substance abuse treatment increased 65% between 1992 and 2002, growing from six percent to nine percent of all treatment admissions. In 2002, more than half (53%) of adolescent admissions were referred to treatment through the criminal justice . . .
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