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, 2009
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 1,179,387 517,886 441,127 220,374 100.0  43.9  37.4  18.7 1,169,010 456,566  39.1
Facility operation    
Private non-profit   630,047 308,643 205,301 116,103 100.0  49.0  32.6  18.4 622,710 255,868  41.1
Private for-profit   374,700 122,464 185,970  66,266 100.0  32.7  49.6  17.7 372,649 126,338  33.9
Local, county, or community govt.    74,831  39,023  21,849  13,959 100.0  52.1  29.2  18.7  74,442  26,173  35.2
State government    42,449  19,083  17,394   5,972 100.0  45.0  41.0  14.1  41,897  17,734  42.3
Federal government    45,311  21,410   8,818  15,083 100.0  47.3  19.5  33.3  45,263  25,049  55.3
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    36,410  18,186   7,682  10,542 100.0  49.9  21.1  29.0  36,410  21,457  58.9
Dept. of Defense     6,877   1,934     914   4,029 100.0  28.1  13.3  58.6   6,771   2,735  40.4
Indian Health Service     1,982   1,285     201     496 100.0  64.8  10.1  25.0   1,821     833  45.7
Other        42       5      21      16 100.0  11.9  50.0  38.1      32      24  75.0
Tribal government    12,049   7,263   1,795   2,991 100.0  60.3  14.9  24.8  12,049   5,404  44.9
Primary focus of facility    
Substance abuse treatment services   791,559 316,670 344,411 130,478 100.0  40.0  43.5  16.5 781,996 255,256  32.6
Mental health services    42,606  22,081   9,961  10,564 100.0  51.8  23.4  24.8  42,783  30,162  70.5
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
  326,295 169,276  81,965  75,054 100.0  51.9  25.1  23.0 325,352 162,408  49.9
General health care    13,900   7,267   3,464   3,169 100.0  52.3  24.9  22.8  13,853   7,235  52.2
Other/unknown     5,026   2,592   1,326   1,108 100.0  51.6  26.4  22.0   5,026   1,506  30.0
1 Excludes 2,690 clients (<1 percent of all clients) reported by the 152 facilities that did not respond to the substance abuse problem.
2 Excludes 13,067 clients (1 percent of all clients) reported by the 220 facilities that did not respond to the co-occurring disorders question. 
NOTE: Percentages may not sum to 100 percent and numbers may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2009.

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