Highlights

This report presents results from the 2004 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), an annual census of facilities providing substance abuse treatment. Conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), N-SSATS is designed to collect data on the location, characteristics, and use of alcoholism and drug abuse treatment facilities and services throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions. Selected findings are given below.
Trends in Facility and Client Characteristics

Clients under Age 18

Facility Operation

Primary Focus

Type of Care

- Regular outpatient care was offered by 72 percent of all facilities and had 53 percent of all clients in treatment on March 31, 2004 [Tables 4.2b and 5.2b].

- Intensive outpatient care was offered by 42 percent of all facilities and had 11 percent of all clients in treatment on March 31, 2004 [Tables 4.2b and 5.2b].

- Outpatient day treatment or partial hospitalization programs was provided by 14 percent of all facilities and had 3 percent of all clients in treatment on March 31, 2004 [Tables 4.2b and 5.2b].

- Outpatient detoxification was offered by 10 percent of facilities and had 1 percent of all clients in treatment on March 31, 2004 [Tables 4.2b and 5.2b].

- Outpatient methadone maintenance was offered by 7 percent of all facilities and had 21 percent of all clients in treatment on March 31, 2004 [Tables 4.2b and 5.2b].

- Non-hospital residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days) was offered by 22 percent of all facilities and had 7 percent of all clients in treatment on March 31, 2004 [Tables 4.2b and 5.2b].

- Non-hospital residential short-term care (30 days or less) was offered by 11 percent of all facilities and had 2 percent of all clients in treatment on March 31, 2004 [Tables 4.2b and 5.2b].

- Non-hospital residential detoxification was offered by 7 percent of all facilities and had less than 1 percent of all clients in treatment on March 31, 2004 [Tables 4.2b and 5.2b].

 - Hospital inpatient detoxification was offered by 6 percent of all facilities, and had less than 1 percent of all clients in treatment on March 31, 2004 [Tables 4.2b and 5.2b].

- Hospital inpatient treatment was offered by 5 percent of all facilities and had less than 1 percent of all clients in treatment on March 31, 2004 [Tables 4.2b and 5.2b].

Client Substance Abuse Problem

Facilities with Opiod Treatment Programs (OTP)

Facility Size

Facility Capacity and Utilization Rates

Programs or Groups for Specific Client Types

Services in Sign Language and Languages Other than English

Payment Options

Facility Licensing, Certification, or Accreditation

Facility Funding

Client Outreach


1 Client percentages sum to less than 100 percent because of rounding.
2
Facility percentages sum to more than 100 percent because a facility could provide more than one type of care.