Facilities Survey Results
A total of 14,359 facilities completed SAMHSA’s National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2007. With a response rate of 94.5 percent, facilities reported more than 1.1 million clients in treatment as of March 30, 2007.
The report helps SAMHSA, along with state and local authorities, assess the type and level of services provided in treatment facilities. How widely are facilities and programs used? The report includes that information as well.
Findings include the following:
- A majority of treatment facilities focused primarily on substance abuse issues (61 percent). Facilities providing a mix of mental health and substance abuse services comprised 29 percent in 2007.
- Outpatient treatment was provided by 80 percent of all facilities. Residential (non-hospital) treatment was provided by 27 percent of all facilities, and hospital treatment was provided by 9 percent of all facilities.
- Clients under age 18 made up 8 percent of all clients in treatment.
To view this report online, visit SAMHSA’s Office of Applied Studies Web site.