Table 3.2
Clients in treatment, by type of care received and clients receiving methadone or buprenorphine: 2006-20101
Number and percent distribution
Type of care received and clients receiving
methadone or buprenorphine
Number of clients Percent distribution
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total  1,130,881 1,135,425 1,192,490 1,182,077 1,175,462 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Type of care received  
Outpatient 1,008,915 1,016,913 1,071,572 1,064,562 1,056,532  89.2  89.6  89.9  90.1  89.9
Regular   589,542   595,459   644,009   598,282   593,077  52.1  52.4  54.0  50.6  50.5
Intensive    128,706   132,977   130,260   147,132   138,188  11.4  11.7  10.9  12.4  11.8
Detoxification    12,579    12,705    11,339    10,786    13,216   1.1   1.1   1.0   0.9   1.1
Day treatment/partial hospitalization    24,039    22,297    22,835    23,822    22,458   2.1   2.0   1.9   2.0   1.9
Methadone maintenance    254,049   253,475   263,129   284,540   289,593  22.5  22.3  22.1  24.1  24.6
Residential (non-hospital)   107,790   103,709   107,441   103,174   103,692   9.5   9.1   9.0   8.7   8.8
Detoxification     6,487     7,536     6,746     6,067     7,549   0.6   0.7   0.6   0.5   0.6
Short-term treatment (30 days or fewer)    22,234    24,171    25,566    25,807    26,014   2.0   2.1   2.1   2.2   2.2
Long-term treatment (more than 30 days)    79,069    72,002    75,129    71,300    70,129   7.0   6.3   6.3   6.0   6.0
Hospital inpatient    14,176    14,803    13,477    14,341    15,238   1.3   1.3   1.1   1.2   1.3
Detoxification     5,220     6,319     5,686     6,427     6,476   0.5   0.6   0.5   0.5   0.6
Treatment     8,956     8,484     7,791     7,914     8,762   0.8   0.7   0.7   0.7   0.7
Clients receiving methadone or buprenorphine  
Total    265,786   266,031   283,803   308,781   327,099  23.5  23.4  23.8  26.1  27.8
Clients receiving methadone   258,752   262,684   268,071   284,608   299,643  22.9  23.1  22.5  24.1  25.5
Clients receiving buprenorphine     7,034     3,347    15,732    24,173    27,456   0.6   0.3   1.3   2.0   2.3

1 Survey reference dates were: March 31, 2006, March 30, 2007, and March 31, 2008-2010. See Appendix A for changes in the survey base, methods, and instruments that affect analysis of trends over time.

NOTE: Percentages may not sum to 100 percent because of rounding.

SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2006-2010.

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