Performance Improvement 2006. National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2004 Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities


The N-SSATS is an annual census of facilities providing substance abuse treatment conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The survey collects data on the location, characteristics, and use of alcoholism and drug abuse treatment facilities and services throughout the United States and other U.S. jurisdictions. The 2004 survey was the 27th in a series of national surveys of treatment providers and was conducted with a reference date of March 31, 2004. Data was collected by mail and web-based questionnaires and by telephone interviews. A total of 13,454 facilities reported a one-day census of 1,072,251 clients enrolled in treatment, 91,112 (eight percent) of which were under the age of 18. Nearly half (46 percent) of all clients were in treatment for both an alcohol and drug abuse problem. Approximately one third (34 percent) of clients were in treatment for drug abuse only, and 20 percent were in treatment for abuse of alcohol alone. Nationwide, there were 459 clients in treatment per 100,000-population aged 18 and older. 89 percent of all clients were in outpatient treatment, nine percent in non-hospital residential treatment, and one percent in hospital inpatient treatment. Opioid Treatment Programs were available at eight percent of all treatment facilities and clients receiving methadone accounted for 22 percent of all clients in treatment. Sixty percent of facilities were operated by private-nonprofit organizations, and 26 percent were operated by private for-profit organizations. The remaining 14 percent were operated by Federal, State, local, or tribal governments.

PIC ID: 8261; Agency Sponsor: SAMHSA-OAS, Office of Applied Studies; Federal Contact: Trunzo, Deborah, 240-276-1267; Performer: Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc., Arlington, VA

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