Performance Improvement 2007. What Were the Characteristics of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities in the United States in 2005?



This survey collected information on the location of alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities, details about the services offered, and number of clients they treated. The survey is conducted annually of all identified alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities in the 50 States, the District of Columbia and other U.S. jurisdictions. The number of facilities remained relatively constant between 2000 and 2005. There were 13,428 reporting facilities in 2000 and 13,371 facilities in 2005. The number of clients in treatment on the survey reference date (the date the survey was conducted or from which the data was taken) increased by 8 percent over the same period, to 1,081,049 in 2005. Approximately 8 percent of persons in treatment on the survey reference date were under the age 18. Eighty-nine percent of all clients in treatment were in outpatient treatment, 10 percent were in non-hospital residential treatment, and 1 percent was in hospital inpatient treatment. Nearly half (47 percent) of all clients were in treatment for both alcohol and drug abuse. One-third (34 percent) of clients were in treatment for drug abuse only, and 19 percent were in treatment for abuse of alcohol alone. The majority of facilities in the treatment system (59 percent of all facilities in 2005) were operated by private non-profit organizations. For-profit private facilities made up 27 percent of all facilities.

Report Title: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services: 2005 -- Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
Agency Sponsor: SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal Contact: Trunzo, Deborah, 240-276-1267
Performer: Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.; Arlington, VA
PIC ID: 8303

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