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SAMHSA News - July/August 2004, Volume 12, Number 4

In Brief...

Cost Study Available

SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies (OAS) recently released the Drug and Alcohol Services Information System report, Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS) Cost Study. A multi-phase study of substance abuse treatment facilities and clients, the ADSS study was conducted by SAMHSA between 1996 and 1999.

Results of the study include the following:

  • The mean cost per admission was highest for outpatient methadone treatment ($7,415) and lowest for outpatient treatment (without methadone) ($1,433).

  • Non-hospital residential care had the highest mean cost per enrolled client day ($76.13).

  • The average cost per outpatient visit for outpatient methadone treatment was $17.78, compared with $26.72 per visit for outpatient treatment (without methadone).
For a PDF or HTML online copy of the report, go to SAMHSA's OAS Web site at
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Inside This Issue

Older Adults: Improving Mental Health Services
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
    Older Adults—Related Content:
  • From the Administrator: Mental Health for Older Americans
  • Resources for Older Adults
  • Targeted Capacity Expansion Sites
  • Countering Stigma
  • Prescription Drugs & Alcohol Don't Mix
  • Increases in Substance Abuse Treatment
      Chart—All Admissions, 2001
  • Safety Tips on Medicines & Alcohol

    Stigma and Mental Illness: SAMHSA Raises Awareness

    SAMHSA Unveils Strategic Prevention Framework

    In Brief…
  • HIPAA Publication
  • Publications in Spanish
  • Children's Program Kit
  • ADSS Cost Study

    Behind the Numbers: SAMHSA's Survey on Drug Use

    For Many Youth, Summer Means First-Time Substance Use
    Related Content:  
  • Chart—First Time Substance Use
  • Young Drivers Report

    SAMHSA Releases Updated Directory of Treatment Programs

    Tip 40—Buprenorphine Treatment: Guide for Physicians

    Treatment Admissions Increase for Opiates, Marijuana, Methamphetamine

    Drug-Abusing Mothers Place Their Children at Risk

    Non-medical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers Increases

    Recovery Month Toolkit Now Available

    SAMHSA Revamps Agency Web Site, Improves Usability

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