A look at US addiction treatment system

The national health law’s expansion of insurance coverage could overwhelm the U.S. addiction treatment system. The chart shows estimates for how many people with alcohol and drug problems would be newly eligible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and the current number of treatment beds.

STATE NUMBER WHO NEED TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE % OF STATE POP. NUMBER NOW RECEIVING TREATMENT NUMBER Of ADDICTS WHO WOULD BE NEWLY ELIGIBLE FOR INSURANCE IN 2014 TOTAL NUMBER OF ADDICTS NEWLY ELIGIBLE FOR INSURANCE IF STATE ALSO EXPANDS MEDICAID BEDS AT TREATMENT FACILITIES CURRENT BED OCCUPANCY RATE (
Alabama 281,000 7.5 45,000 45,291 86,029 963 96
Alaska 56,000 10.8 7,000 7,422 13,553 354 88
Arizona 531,000 11.1 36,000 50,246 113,474 1,798 85
Arkansas 207,000 9.1 21,000 26,411 54,384 781 89
California 2,847,000 9.7 256,000 394,850 648,588 15,803 93
Colorado 455,000 11.9 37,000 86,048 119,795 1,611 105
Connecticut 290,000 10 32,000 22,691 44,588 1,673 92
Delaware 64,000 9.3 10,000 5,296 8,468 251 87
D.C. 63,000 13 6,000 2,007 5,462 614 80
Florida 1,366,000 9.3 112,000 231,392 408,067 7,026 95
Georgia 620,000 8.5 39,000 99,578 210,947 2,590 90
Hawaii 108,000 10.6 7,000 8,574 13,002 451 89
Idaho 110,000 9.5 13,000 13,204 35,605 237 182
Illinois 1,048,000 10 92,000 133,200 234,750 3,622 84
Indiana 472,000 9.2 60,000 38,264 131,437 880 81
Iowa 260,000 10.5 29,000 16,515 36,383 698 90
Kansas 227,000 10.2 31,000 28,442 54,575 866 83
Kentucky 280,000 8.1 31,000 31,150 77,021 2,383 89
Louisiana 350,000 9.8 31,000 43,826 106,984 1,854 86
Maine 108,000 9.6 12,000 9,023 17,416 370 112
Maryland 423,000 9.2 58,000 41,714 61,463 3,012 89
Massachusetts 573,000 10.6 52,000 30,864 58,987 3,847 121
Michigan 854,000 10.2 92,000 87,997 177,466 4,687 111
Minnesota 491,000 11.6 47,000 33,004 54,534 3,915 112
Mississippi 168,000 7.2 14,000 23,638 50,279 1,106 93
Missouri 498,000 10.4 53,000 34,544 89,565 1,228 101
Montana 96,000 12.2 12,000 10,344 21,473 226 147
Nebraska 158,000 11 13,000 19,957 37,320 905 84
Nevada 205,000 10.5 16,000 41,070 73,379 739 99
New Hampshire 113,000 10.3 6,000 11,771 19,535 329 171
New Jersey 532,000 7.4 70,000 60,827 90,833 3,043 89
New Mexico 182,000 11.6 16,000 27,648 41,968 613 133
New York 1,443,000 9 184,000 139,521 239,280 12,884 94
North Carolina 585,000 8.3 77,000 98,775 193,245 2,501 91
North Dakota 58,000 11 5,000 5,652 10,376 661 94
Ohio 926,000 9.8 92,000 97,713 215,751 2,340 92
Oklahoma 258,000 9 28,000 49,756 91,762 1,566 91
Oregon 298,000 9.8 37,000 51,839 84,264 1,301 114
Pennsylvania 873,000 8.4 101,000 95,687 176,298 5,381 101
Rhode Island 109,000 12.1 16,000 17,635 29,269 383 95
South Carolina 337,000 9.6 29,000 40,390 114,467 678 97
South Dakota 74,000 11.7 9,000 6,520 13,536 575 104
Tennessee 408,000 8.3 47,000 57,918 135,512 2,077 91
Texas 1,653,000 9.1 86,000 330,162 580,692 6,478 92
Utah 158,000 8.2 23,000 16,445 28,873 975 101
Vermont 53,000 10 5,000 3,350 5,541 278 87
Virginia 559,000 9.1 65,000 100,695 172,491 957 93
Washington 527,000 10.1 59,000 47,214 119,017 2,641 85
West Virginia 119,000 7.7 13,000 11,231 33,677 558 148
Wisconsin 541,000 11.7 61,000 33,356 63,592 1,230 75
Wyoming 49,000 11.6 5,000 4,606 7,648 272 101
US TOTAL 23,064,000 2,298,000 2,925,273 5,512,621 112,211

Sources: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, American Community Survey, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services.

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