Performance Improvement 2008. What Characterized Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities During 2006?


A survey was carried out collecting information on substance abuse treatment facilities´ locations, services offered, and numbers of clients in treatment. The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services is an annual survey 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 2002 and 2006, 13,720 reporting facilities versus 13,771, respectively. The number of clients in treatment on the survey reference date decreased by less than 1 percent over the same period, to 1,130,881 in 2006. 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 were in hospital inpatient treatment. Nearly half of all clients were in treatment for both alcohol and drug abuse, approximately one-third for drug abuse only, and 18 percent for abuse of alcohol alone. The majority of facilities in the treatment system were operated by private non-profit organizations (59 percent of all facilities in 2006). Private for-profit facilities made up 28 percent of all facilities.

Report Title: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services: 2006 – Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities,
Agency Sponsor:
SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal Contact:
Deborah Trunzo, 240-276-1267
Performer: Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.

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