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Because of a lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.

The NIH Clinical Center (the research hospital of NIH) is open. For more details about its operating status, please visit cc.nih.gov.

Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at USA.gov.

WHO Database Documents Lack of Resources To Treat Substance Abuse

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Information System on Resources for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders maps and monitors health system resources at the country level. Data from 147 countries (88 percent of the world population), collected in 2008, show that there are only 1.7 beds per 100,000 people available to treat alcohol and drug use disorders. Methadone and buprenorphine are available to treat opioid addiction in 30 percent of countries, and only 9 percent of nations utilize routine screening and brief interventions for alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in primary health care settings. The new Global Health Observatory provides reports, country statistics, maps, and interactive charts with details about substance use disorders and other health topics. Access the Global Health Observatory through the WHO website.

This page was last updated September 2012