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National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2004

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Date Published
August 2005
220 pages
This report provides results from the 2004 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Service (N-SSATS), which collects data regarding the use of substance abuse treatment throughout the United States.
The N-SSATS is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and collects information on the location, characteristics, and use of alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities and service in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. A total of 13,454 drug treatment facility surveys were analyzed for the 2004 report. On March 31, 2004, there were 1,072,251 clients enrolled in substance abuse treatment in reporting facilities throughout the country, including 91,112 clients under the age of 18 years, which represents a 3-percent increase in clients compared to 1998 data. Of those clients in treatment on March 31, 2004, 89 percent were in outpatient treatment, 9 percent were in non-hospital residential treatment, and 1 percent were in hospital inpatient treatment. Information on facility operation indicated that in 2004, 55 percent of all clients in treatment were served by private non-profit organizations, 28 percent were served by private for-profit organizations, and 9 percent were served by local government facilities. On March 31, 2004, 46 percent of all substance abuse treatment clients were in treatment for both alcohol and drug abuse, 34 percent were in treatment for drug abuse only, and 20 percent were in treatment for alcohol abuse only. Only 8 percent of surveyed substance abuse treatment facilities offered Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) in 2004; 22 percent of all clients in treatment in 2004 received methadone services. Data are also offered regarding facility characteristics and services, programs for specific client types, client outreach, and State trends. Tables, figures, appendixes