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SAMHSA News Release

Date: 4/22/2014 11:15 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

Half of all substance abuse treatment facilities accept teen clients

Almost half of the nation’s 14,311 substance abuse treatment facilities accept teens, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 


The SAMHSA report also showed that 4,008 facilities not only accept teens, but also offers support groups for them as well.


“Teens who seek substance abuse treatment have complex needs which require special services,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde. “This report tallies the number of programs that are specifically targeted to teens. Many more are needed to address the psychological, emotional and physical challenges of large numbers of young people dealing with substance use issues across our nation.”

The report entitled, Half of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Accept Teen Clients, is based on findings from SAMHSA’s 2012 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) – a national survey of all known substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States.

The complete report findings are available on the following SAMHSA web site:


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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Last updated: 4/22/2014 11:18 AM

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