I need to keep track of the following so I can come back to it. Maybe it is of use to others.
I asked the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for information on public spending for drug use treatment and prevention. Here is the (slightly edited) reply:
You can view information about the amount of Federal funds allotted for drug treatment programs in the ONDCP annual Budget Summary report. The most recent Budget Summary reports are available at http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/policy/budget.html.
The following reports provide information about the amount of money spent on treatment:
Inventory of State Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Activities and Expenditures Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2006: http://www.ncjrs.gov/ondcppubs/publications/inventory/index.html
Spending Estimates for Mental Health and Substance Abuse: http://csat.samhsa.gov/IDBSE/index.aspx
National Expenditures for Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Treatment 1991-2001 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2005: http://www.samhsa.gov/spendingestimates/SEPGenRpt013105v2BLX.pdf
Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS) Cost Study Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2004:
You can view related reports on this topic on the following section of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Web site:
Finances: Costs, Payment Types for Treatment, Ownership Types: http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/TXfacilities.htm#Finances
If you would like to contact SAMHSA for additional information, you can do so using the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, please view the Grants/Funding section of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Website for additional information at http://www.ncjrs.gov/fedgrant.html