Substance Abuse Services – The Demand Is High

Unfortunately, the demand for substance abuse services in today’s society continues to grow at an alarming rate. Whether individuals require substance abuse treatment, information, statistics, or prevention information, this topic is in high demand.

An innovative new form of addictions research is helping to track and quantify the search results for online queries surrounding substance abuse. This tool allows substance abuse professionals and addiction researchers to identify growing concerns and focus their energy where it is needed most. The following graphs form an analysis of query results for the phrase “substance abuse” and related searches over a one-year period. Some of the findings may surprise you.

Teen Substance Abuse – Prominent in Graph 1

Regrettably, Graph 1 uncovers the phrase “teen substance abuse” and three related phrases as a popular topic (47,169 queries). This trend is further supported by 2005 U.S. Department of Justice statistics on teen substance abuse:

  • 66.5% of high school students had used alcohol in the past year
  • 31.5% had used marijuana
  • 9% had used opiates
  • 5.7% had used cocaine, and the list goes on

Another interesting search involves queries for “army substance abuse” and “army substance abuse programs”. These two searches rank in 13th and 14th position in Graph 1, with 15,634 queries. Evidently, the establishment of Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) in 1971 was an important step.

Substance Abuse Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  770,000
substance abuse    747392
substance abuse treatment    83882
substance abuse counseling    28620
teen substance abuse    22324
substance abuse counselor    20692
adolescent substance abuse    11825
substance abuse statistics    10080
substance abuse treatment plans    9855
substance abuse program    9178
substance abuse prevention    8725
substance abuse research    8587
substance abuse among nurses    8140
army substance abuse    7820
army substance abuse program    7814
substance abuse rehab    7778
substance abuse programs    7710
youth substance abuse    7545
substance abuse policy    7425
substance abuse education    6764
substance abuse nursing    6253
center for substance abuse    5998
adolescent substance abuse treatment    5475
what is substance abuse    5037
substance abuse professional    4744
substance abuse recovery    4608
causes of substance abuse    4392
substance abuse during pregnancy    4380
substance abuse articles    4161
substance abuse disorders    4112
addiction and substance abuse    4087
0 770,000

Substance Abuse Treatment – Many Sectors of Society Identified

There are several interesting searches that specifically identify certain sectors of society in need of substance abuse treatment. In Graph 1, the 12th most commonly searched phrase is “substance abuse among nurses” (8,140 queries). This is somewhat surprising because although health care professionals have better access to potentially abusive substances, substance abuse among nurses is no greater than that of the general public.

Graph 3 identifies other groups, including “elderly substance abuse”, “African American substance abuse” and “Christian substance abuse”. Clearly, substance abuse treatment can and should be individualized to meet the specific needs of individuals and groups.

Substance Abuse - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in substance abuse searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 substance abuse exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  780,000
substance    757843
abuse    757843
treatment    93135
mental    48906
health    48400
counseling    33269
services    26190
teen    22647
counselor    22275
facility    19056
administration    16820
center    14566
punishment    14071
felony    14000
program    13383
plans    13358
adolescent    12122
statistics    11624
nurses    11622
prevention    11516
programs    11418
rehab    10244
centers    9904
articles    9136
youth    8683
research    8599
alcohol    8568
workplace    8023
army    7964
policy    7487
what    7483
nursing    7422
education    7257
online    7146
pregnancy    6850
journal    6581
elderly    6581
violence    6427
domestic    6424
disorder    6375
recovery    6167
jobs    6124
addiction    6104
screening    6036
causes    5609
disorders    5445
homelessness    4964
drug    4946
study    4929
certification    4844
department    4781
professional    4768
families    4751
residential    4653
depression    4623
videos    4489
plan    4332
guide    4278
american    4110
article    4045
assessment    4018
inventory    4015
salary    4015
subtle    4015
stories    3942
alcoholism    3876
therapy    3771
policies    3756
factors    3686
counselors    3636
tennessee    3583
lessons    3455
behavioral    3431
children    3389
social    3357
family    3231
national    3079
lesson    2948
relapse    2944
native    2923
teenage    2920
office    2823
nfl    2774
history    2749
training    2689
degree    2679
california    2653
cognitive    2566
adolescents    2562
posters    2555
techniques    2300
juvenile    2284
nc    2279
workers    2263
schizophrenia    2250
locator    2202
definition    2200
baltimore    2190
poly    2190
texas    2117
0 780,000

Furthering Addictions Research – Montreal Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center Leads the Way

USDR, a respected drug and alcohol rehab bordering Montreal, Quebec, Canada has taken the lead when it comes to innovative forms of addiction research. Through the development of advanced technology, Clear Haven has expanded addictions research to include the important facet of internet search behaviors. To read more studies, visit additional pages sponsored by Clear Haven.

Substance Abuse - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 1,000  4200
abuse substance    4055
article on substance abuse    4015
substance abuse assessment    3973
substance abuse stories    3942
alcohol and substance abuse    3902
residential substance abuse    3899
substance abuse services    3847
residential substance abuse treatment    3817
substance abuse treatment plan    3723
substance abuse counseling jobs    3650
online substance abuse counseling    3600
substance abuse treatment facility    3467
substance abuse centers    3461
substance abuse lessons    3455
alcoholism and substance abuse    3435
substance abuse treatment tennessee    3431
substance abuse policies    3410
journal of substance abuse    3294
american substance abuse    3285
substance abuse in families    3285
substance abuse videos    3285
substance abuse journal articles    3212
substance abuse journal    3212
substance abuse rehab centers    3066
substance abuse relapse    2920
teenage substance abuse    2920
substance abuse lesson plans    2920
substance abuse counselors    2882
elderly substance abuse    2871
substance abuse certification    2786
nfl substance abuse    2774
substance abuse treatment center    2651
substance abuse posters    2555
nfl substance abuse policy    2555
substance abuse treatment program    2487
substance use and abuse    2470
substance abuse treatment centers    2447
substance abuse and depression    2354
alcohol treatment    2263
children and substance abuse    2226
substance abuse in elderly    2190
substance abuse relapse prevention    2190
poly substance abuse    2190
depression and substance abuse    2141
substance abuse counseling degree    2044
baltimore substance abuse    2044
substance abuse mental health    1991
therapy for substance abuse    1952
prenatal substance abuse    1899
teen substance abuse treatment    1849
substance abuse screening    1837
ohio substance abuse treatment    1825
substance abuse risk factors    1825
substance abuse homelessness    1825
substance abuse and homelessness    1825
substance abuse counseling techniques    1825
substance abuse treatment programs    1756
substance abuse brain    1752
substance abuse counseling certification    1684
substance abuse interventions    1642
history of substance abuse    1606
workplace substance abuse    1606
african american substance abuse    1606
substance abuse problems    1514
christian substance abuse    1505
substance abuse evaluation    1468
substance abuse disorder    1460
substance abuse counselor resume    1460
statistics on substance abuse    1460
substance abuse assessments    1460
1,000 4200