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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.

 STATE NUMBER WHO NEED TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE % OF STATE POP. NUMBER NOW RECEIVING TREATMENT ADDICTS WHO WOULD BE NEWLY ELIGIBLE FOR INSURANCE IN 2014 BEDS AT TREATMENT FACILITIES
Alabama 281,000 7.5 45,000 45,291 96
Alaska 56,000 10.8 7,000 7,422 88
Arizona 531,000 11.1 36,000 50,246 85
Arkansas 207,000 9.1 21,000 26,411 89
California 2,847,000 9.7 256,000 394,850 93
Colorado 455,000 11.9 37,000 86,048 105
Connecticut 290,000 10 32,000 22,691 92
Delaware 64,000 9.3 10,000 5,296 87
D.C. 63,000 13 6,000 2,007 80
Florida 1,366,000 9.3 112,000 231,392 95
Georgia 620,000 8.5 39,000 99,578 90
Hawaii 108,000 10.6 7,000 8,574 89
Idaho 110,000 9.5 13,000 13,204 182
Illinois 1,048,000 10 92,000 133,200 84
Indiana 472,000 9.2 60,000 38,264 81
Iowa 260,000 10.5 29,000 16,515 90
Kansas 227,000 10.2 31,000 28,442 83
Kentucky 280,000 8.1 31,000 31,150 89
Louisiana 350,000 9.8 31,000 43,826 86
Maine 108,000 9.6 12,000 9,023 112
Maryland 423,000 9.2 58,000 41,714 89
Massachusetts 573,000 10.6 52,000 30,864 121
Michigan 854,000 10.2 92,000 87,997 111
Minnesota 491,000 11.6 47,000 33,004 112
Mississippi 168,000 7.2 14,000 23,638 93
Missouri 498,000 10.4 53,000 34,544 101
Montana 96,000 12.2 12,000 10,344 147
Nebraska 158,000 11 13,000 19,957 84
Nevada 205,000 10.5 16,000 41,070 99
New Hampshire 113,000 10.3 6,000 11,771 171
New Jersey 532,000 7.4 70,000 60,827 89
New Mexico 182,000 11.6 16,000 27,648 133
New York 1,443,000 9 184,000 139,521 94
North Carolina 585,000 8.3 77,000 98,775 91
North Dakota 58,000 11 5,000 5,652 94
Ohio 926,000 9.8 92,000 97,713 92
Oklahoma 258,000 9 28,000 49,756 91
Oregon 298,000 9.8 37,000 51,839 114
Pennsylvania 873,000 8.4 101,000 95,687 101
Rhode Island 109,000 12.1 16,000 17,635 95
South Carolina 337,000 9.6 29,000 40,390 97
South Dakota 74,000 11.7 9,000 6,520 104
Tennessee 408,000 8.3 47,000 57,918 91
Texas 1,653,000 9.1 86,000 330,162 92
Utah 158,000 8.2 23,000 16,445 101
Vermont 53,000 10 5,000 3,350 87
Virginia 559,000 9.1 65,000 100,695 93
Washington 527,000 10.1 59,000 47,214 85
West Virginia 119,000 7.7 13,000 11,231 148
Wisconsin 541,000 11.7 61,000 33,356 75
Wyoming 49,000 11.6 5,000 4,606 101
           
US TOTAL 23,064,000  7.3 2,298,000 2,925,273 112,211

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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