Table 3.4
Clients under age 18 in treatment by type of care received,
and clients under age 18 in treatment in facilities offering special programs or groups for adolescents: 2004-20081
Number and percent distribution
Type of care received and clients under age 18
in facilities with special programs or groups
for adolescents
Number of clients under age 182 Percent distribution
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total 91,112 87,611 91,873 85,518 86,465 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Type of care received  
Outpatient 79,405 76,240 80,252 74,500 76,484  87.2  87.0  87.4  87.1  88.5
Residential (non-hospital) 10,492 10,313 10,713 10,134  9,219  11.5  11.8  11.7  11.9  10.7
Hospital inpatient  1,215  1,058    908    884    762   1.3   1.2   1.0   1.0   0.9
Clients under age 18 in facilities with special
programs or groups for adolescents
75,878 73,731 76,874 70,275 71,613  83.3  84.2  83.7  82.2  82.8
1 Survey reference dates were: March 31, 2004-2006, March 30, 2007, and March 31, 2007. See Appendix A for changes in the survey base, methods, and instruments that affect analysis of trends over time. 
2 Excludes clients in facilities that did not respond to the question about clients under age 18 (in 2004, 2,482 total clients reported by 58 facilities; in 2005, 9,324 total clients reported by 81 facilities; in 2006, 3,471 total clients reported by 156 facilities; in 2007, 550 total clients reported by 34 facilities; and in 2008, 911 total clients reported by 9 facilities). 
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2004-2008. 

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