Table 5.3
Clients in treatment, according to substance abuse problem and co-occurring mental health disorders,
by facility operation and primary focus of facility: March 31, 2008
Number and percent
Facility operation and primary focus Substance abuse problem Co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorder 
Number of clients Percent distribution Total2 Number of
clients
Percent
Total1 Both
alcohol
and drug
abuse
Drug
abuse only
Alcohol
abuse only
Total Both
alcohol
and drug
abuse
Drug
abuse only
Alcohol
abuse only
Total  1,189,302 545,330 421,583 222,389 100.0  45.9  35.4  18.7 1,177,028 462,260  39.3
Facility operation    
Private non-profit   632,951 319,613 198,961 114,377 100.0  50.5  31.4  18.1   625,787 253,929  40.6
Private for-profit   363,307 127,178 168,947  67,182 100.0  35.0  46.5  18.5   359,184 121,293  33.8
Local, county, or community govt.    82,485  43,414  23,460  15,611 100.0  52.6  28.4  18.9    82,037  27,976  34.1
State government    43,799  20,741  16,707   6,351 100.0  47.4  38.1  14.5    43,229  21,133  48.9
Federal government    55,260  27,794  11,501  15,965 100.0  50.3  20.8  28.9  55,252  32,338  58.5
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    45,268  24,789   9,491  10,988 100.0  54.8  21.0  24.3    45,268  27,887  61.6
Dept. of Defense     8,141   1,973   1,686   4,482 100.0  24.2  20.7  55.1     8,133   3,448  42.4
Indian Health Service     1,755     987     298     470 100.0  56.2  17.0  26.8     1,755     981  55.9
Other        96      45      26      25 100.0  46.9  27.1  26.0        96      22  22.9
Tribal government    11,500   6,590   2,007   2,903 100.0  57.3  17.5  25.2    11,539   5,591  48.5
Primary focus of facility    
Substance abuse treatment services   793,377 332,280 328,599 132,498 100.0  41.9  41.4  16.7   781,145 259,564  33.2
Mental health services    42,364  22,475   9,219  10,670 100.0  53.1  21.8  25.2    42,497  28,497  67.1
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
  322,325 171,101  77,459  73,765 100.0  53.1  24.0  22.9   322,300 158,029  49.0
General health care    24,443  15,822   4,471   4,150 100.0  64.7  18.3  17.0    24,443  13,922  57.0
Other/unknown     6,793   3,652   1,835   1,306 100.0  53.8  27.0  19.2     6,643   2,248  33.8
1 Excludes 3,188 clients (<1 percent of all clients) reported by the 188 facilities that did not respond to the substance abuse problem.
2 Excludes 15,462 clients (1 percent of all clients) reported by the 263 facilities that did not respond to the co-occurring disorders question. 
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2008.

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