Distribution of Substance Abuse Treatment Services
The majority of individuals under age 18 receive community-based treatment:
Data from SAMHSA’s National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) show that in 2007 among clients under age 18 in substance abuse treatment:
87.1% received outpatient* substance abuse treatment services;
11.9% received residential (non-hospital)** substance abuse treatment services;
1.0% received hospital inpatient*** substance abuse treatment services.
* N-SSATS defines outpatient treatment as regular outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, day treatment or partial hospitalization, detoxification, methadone / buprenorphine maintenance)
** N-SSATS defines residential (non-hospital) treatment services as long-term (more than 30 days) , short-term (30 days or fewer), detoxification.
*** N-SSATS defines hospital treatment services as inpatient treatment, inpatient detoxification.
Source: SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2007.
© Doreen A. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
November 12, 2009