Highlights

This report presents results from the 2008 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 alcohol 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 2004-2008


1 Data for the Federal agencies specified in the survey (the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, the Indian Health Service, and other unspecified Federal agencies) are detailed in the tables.

Facility Operation—March 31, 20082

Primary Focus of Activity—March 31, 20082


2 Percentages may not sum to 100 percent because of rounding.

Type of Care—March 31, 20083


3 Facility percentages sum to more than 100 percent because a facility could provide more than one type of care.

Client Substance Abuse Problem and Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders—March 31, 2008

Facility Size and Utilization Rates—March 31, 2008

Medication-Assisted Opioid Therapy—March 31, 2008