National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS)

N-SSATS is an annual census of treatment facilities. Information is collected on the location, organization, structure, services, and utilization of substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States. The data are used for program administration and policy analysis. The objectives of the survey are to:

  • Collect data that can be used to assist SAMHSA and state and local governments in assessing the nature and extent of the services provided and in forecasting treatment resource requirements.
  • Analyze general treatment services trends.
  • Form the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator.

Where Do the Data Come From?

N-SSATS is an annual survey of all known public and private substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States. N-SSATS collects three types of information from facilities:

  1. Characteristics of individual facilities. This includes types of treatment provided and services offered, operation of the facility (public or private), and special programs or groups provided for specific client types. It also includes client outreach and payment options.
  2. Client count information, which includes counts of clients served by service type and the number of beds designated for treatment.
  3. General information, including licensure, certification, accreditation, and facility website availability.

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Annual reports are produced every year, presenting information from a single data source.

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Annual Report

National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2018, Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
Annual Report | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - September 16, 2019
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These reports focus on providing in-depth analysis on a specific subset compared to a larger dataset.

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Data Review

Women of Childbearing Age and Opioids
Data Review or Analytical Report | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - January 18, 2017
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Short Reports are one-time publications that include facts, tables, graphics, and “In Brief” summaries to provide context on important topics.

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Short Report

Trends in the Use of Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Extended-release Naltrexone at Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: 2003-2015 (Update)
Short Report | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - August 22, 2017
Behavioral Health Workforce: Quality Assurance Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
Short Report | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - July 11, 2017
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Spotlights are used to highlight a single important finding and contextualize it using very brief text and minimal graphics.

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Nearly Half of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Offer Counseling or Medication to Help Clients Quit Tobacco Use
Spotlight | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - September 08, 2014
In 2012, 57 Percent of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Provided Community Outreach - Up from 47 Percent in 2006
Spotlight | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - September 04, 2014
Half of All Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Accept Teen Clients
Spotlight | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - May 15, 2014
Two Thirds of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Offer Mental Health Screening
Spotlight | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - May 13, 2014
Forty-Two Percent of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Offer On-Site Screening for Infectious Diseases
Spotlight | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - May 13, 2014
39 Percent of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Offer Transportation Assistance to Treatment
Spotlight | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - May 13, 2014
Substance Abuse Facilities with Services in Spanish Are Available in All Regions for Hispanic Clients Admitted to Treatment in 2010
Spotlight | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - May 13, 2014
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These reports present data on a single state or territory, and they may be released as a stand-alone publication or a recurring report.

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State Report

2018 N-SSATS State Profiles
State Report | Survey: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - December 02, 2019
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