Alcohol & Drug Treatment Facilities

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Special Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services 

  • The DASIS Report - - Facilities Offering Special Treatment Programs or Groups   SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) provides information as to whether substance abuse treatment facilities offered special services.  These special treatment services include specially designed treatment programs for adolescents, clients with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders, criminal justice clients, persons with HIV or AIDS, gays or lesbians, pregnant or postpartum women, adult women, adult men, seniors or older adults, and persons arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI).   A total of 13,371 substance abuse treatment facilities responded to the 2005 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services and 83% of them offered at least one special program or group addressing particular needs of specific client types.   The most commonly offered special program or group was for persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders (38%). 
  • The DASIS Report - - Facilities Offering Special Programs or Groups for Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders,  2004 Of the 13,454 facilities that responded to SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 4756 facilities (35%) had special programs or groups for clients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders in 2004. Facilities operated by State governments were most likely to offer special programs or groups for clients with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders (50%), followed by those operated by local governments (44%), the Federal government (41%) and private non-profit organizations (36%). Facilities operated by private-for-profit organizations (31%) and Tribal governments (29%) were least likely to offer special programs or groups for clients with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders Facilities with special programs or groups for clients with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders were more likely than those not offering such special programs or groups to offer a number of services, including family counseling (83% vs. 73%), Hepatitis B testing (30% vs. 19%), transitional social services (65% vs. 49%), domestic violence services (40% vs. 29%), and HIV testing (38% vs. 28%).
  • The DASIS Report - - Availability of HIV Services in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: 2004  SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is an annual census of all known public and private facilities in the U.S. That provide substance abuse treatment. In 2004, of the 13,454 substance abuse treatment facilities that responded to SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, 31% provided HIV testing, 56% offered HIV education/counseling/support groups, and 12% offered special programs or groups for persons with HIV/AIDS. Among the private for-profit organizations, 20% provided offered HIV testing, 44% offered HIV education/counseling/support groups, and 10% offered special programs or groups for persons with HIV/AIDS. Among facilities offering outpatient services, those offering outpatient methadone maintenance were the most likely to offer HIV/AIDS services. Facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs were most likely to offer HIV testing (94%).
  • The DASIS Report - -  Veterans in Substance Abuse Treatment:  1995-2000   Based on SAMHSA's 2000 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), the number of veterans admitted to substance abuse treatment exceeded 55,000 admissions; 3,000 of these were female veterans.  Female veteran admissions were less likely than male veteran admissions to report alcohol as their primary substance and more likely to report cocaine as their primary substance of abuse.  Between 1995 and 2000, the proportion of both veteran and non veteran admissions with a psychiatric problem in addition to a substance abuse problem increased.  In all years between 1995 and 2000, female veteran admissions had higher proportions of Blacks than did male veteran admissions. 
  • The DASIS Report - -  Services Provided by Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities  Based on SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), facilities with a specially designed treatment program were likely to offer related services.  For example, those with a specially designed treatment program or group for clients with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders were likely to offer mental health assessment and pharmacotherapy; those  for pregnant women were likely to provide social services, child care assistance, and domestic violence education; and those for persons with HIV/AIDS to provide testing services, e.g., for HIV, TB, hepatitis, and STD. 
  • The DASIS Report - -  Planned Methadone Treatment for Non-Heroin Opiate Admissions  Based on SAMHSA's 2000 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), admissions with non-heroin opiates as a primary substance of abuse accounted for 26,900 (10 percent) of the 269,400 opiate admissions.  Methadone treatment was planned for 19 percent of the non-heroin opiate treatment admissions.  Non-heroin opiate admissions with planned methadone treatment were almost twice as likely as admissions with no planned methadone treatment to be self- or individually referred (81 vs. 43 percent).   Among the non-heroin opiate admissions, methadone treatment was planned for 66 percent of Asian/Pacific Islanders, 24 percent of Blacks, 20 percent of Hispanics, 17 percent of American Indian/Alaska Natives, and 17 percent of Whites. 
  • The DASIS Report - -  Planned Methadone Treatment for Heroin Admissions   Methadone treatment was planned for 40 percent of all heroin admissions reported to SAMHSA's Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) in 2000.  Injection was more likely to be reported as the route for heroin administration by heroin admissions with planned methadone treatment (70 percent) than those with no planned methadone treatment (59 percent).  The planned use of methadone to treat heroin addiction varied by State.  The nine States with the highest proportion of planned methadone treatment were:  California, Colorado, Indiana, Hawaii, Iowa, Ohio, Alaska, North Carolina, and New Jersey. 
  • The DASIS Report - -  Variations in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities by Number of Clients   Based on SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, most of the substance abuse treatment facilities providing only detoxification services were very small or small.  Very large facilities were more likely to provide treatment in languages other than English (53 percent), methadone/LAAM treatment (38 percent), HIV testing (51 percent), hepatitis testing (43 percent), testing for sexually transmitted diseases (40 percent), pharmacotherapy (59 percent), transitional housing assistance (35 percent), programs for persons with AIDS/HIV (37 percent), and programs for pregnant/postpartum women (34 percent).  

This page was last updated on  April 09, 2009