Treatment admissions for abuse of prescription pain relievers rise dramatically: The most current available data show that although the overall rate of substance abuse treatment admissions of persons age 12 and older remained nearly the same from 1999 to 2009, the rate of admissions for abuse of prescription pain relievers rose by 430%. Admissions for these drugs increased from ten per 100,000 in the population in 1999 to 53 in 2009. In 2009 admissions for the treatment of primary alcohol abuse were 14% lower, 314 per 100,000 population, compared with 364 in 1999. In 46 of the 50 reporting states and jurisdictions, the admission rate for primary alcohol abuse was higher than that for illicit drug abuse. Admissions for methamphetamine-amphetamine abuse soared between 1999 and 2005 from 32 to 69 per 100,000 population and then dropped annually to 44 per 100,000 in 2009. The 163-page report, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) 1999 to 2009, State Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services, is based on data from thousands of substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico. It is available on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Web site at wwwdasis.samhsa.gov.