Youth substance abuse treatment: need outweighs availability

In Washington State, 13,375 adolescents (ages 12-17) who were eligible for state-funded substance abuse treatment did not receive treatment.  This means that 67% of young teenagers who qualify, both clinically and financially, for publicly-funded substance abuse treatment did not get the services they needed because of limits of available funding.  (Source: 2010 Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drug Abuse Trends in Washington State, page 222)