Report: The Costs and Effectiveness of Substance Use Disorder Programs
The Costs and Effectiveness of Substance Use Disorder Programs; Annual Accounting of Forfeited Property Dollars Report (C.R.S. 16-13-701) provides a brief overview on the costs and effectiveness of alcohol and drug abuse programs for the individuals who received substance use services in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017, the actual cost of serving these individuals and the outcomes related to substance use treatment services.
- The total number of unique individuals who received services across all categories and were also discharged in FY 2016-2017 was 65,143.
- Of the total unique treatment clients served, 70.6 percent fully completed substance use disorder treatment.
- On June 30, 2017, the census of persons enrolled in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder services was 4,732.
- There was a statistically significant decrease in primary drug use from admission to discharge (the cornerstone outcome measure for substance use disorder treatment).
- In FY 2016-2017, $262,470.39 in forfeited property revenues was expended on treatment and detoxification services.
Read the full report on Colorado's Costs and Effectiveness of Substance Use Disorder Programs; Annual Accounting of Forfeited Property Dollars here.