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What Was Measured?

The percentage of health plan teenagers, ages 13-17, who received care for alcohol or other drug dependence in an inpatient or outpatient program or in the hospital emergency department.

Why Is It Important?

The illness and death that results from drug and alcohol abuse can be prevented. Fewer than one in four people who abuse alcohol or drugs get treatment. And, among those who begin treatment, more than half do not complete the care. About 15-20% of teenagers report regularly using drug or alcohol while use among eighth-graders is around 8%. Even more worrisome is that more youngsters accept drug use and do not think it will hurt them.

Alcohol and Drug Dependence Services Use

Look for differences of at least 4%. Smaller differences usually are not significant.

Alcohol and Drug Dependence Services Use

We compared Healthy Families Program members' records to a set of national standards for quality of care.
  • (Worse)
    0%
  • (Better) 10%
Ventura County Healthcare Plan 0.6% Horizontal bar, 6 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 0.5% Horizontal bar, 5 units
Anthem Blue Cross - EPO 0.4% Horizontal bar, 4 units
Community Health Group 0.4% Horizontal bar, 4 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 0.4% Horizontal bar, 4 units
Blue Shield of California - EPO 0.3% Horizontal bar, 3 units
Blue Shield of California - HMO 0.3% Horizontal bar, 3 units
CalOptima 0.3% Horizontal bar, 3 units
Central California Alliance for Health 0.3% Horizontal bar, 3 units
Contra Costa Health Plan 0.3% Horizontal bar, 3 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 0.3% Horizontal bar, 3 units
Inland Empire Health Plan 0.3% Horizontal bar, 3 units
Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 0.2% Horizontal bar, 2 units
Care 1st Health Plan 0.2% Horizontal bar, 2 units
CenCal Health 0.2% Horizontal bar, 2 units
Community Health Plan 0.2% Horizontal bar, 2 units
Health Plan of San Joaquin 0.2% Horizontal bar, 2 units
Health Plan of San Mateo 0.2% Horizontal bar, 2 units
Molina Healthcare 0.2% Horizontal bar, 2 units
Santa Clara Family Health Plan 0.2% Horizontal bar, 2 units
Alameda Alliance for Health 0.1% Horizontal bar, 1 units
Kern Family Health Care 0.1% Horizontal bar, 1 units
San Francisco Health Plan 0.1% Horizontal bar, 1 units
L.A. Care Health Plan Too few patients in sample to report
311.110/311.210