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:
- 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.
- Client count information, which includes counts of clients served by service type and the number of beds designated for treatment.
- General information, including licensure, certification, accreditation, and facility website availability.
Latest Survey Resources
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