Health and Mental Health
Availability of Substance Abuse Treatment Compared with the Number of Persons with Serious Alcohol and Drug Abuse Problems
Definition: The number of substance abuse treatment program admissions for Boone County as compared with the number of alcohol involved traffic accidents, DWI/DUI arrests, and drug arrests for Boone County.
Rationale:This statistic meets most criteria and provides an easy to understand comparison between the capacity to treat substance abuse with measurable statistics and the impact of substance abuse on the community.
Data Source:This information is available on an annual basis in the Department of Mental health – Annual Status Report on Missouri’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Problems. http://www.dmh.missouri.gov/ada/rpts/status.htm.