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National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2004

Version
v4
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies
Other Title
  • Version 4 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) Series
Publication Date
2005-11-14
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies
Language
English
Free Keywords
alcohol abuse; drug abuse; drug treatment; health care services; HIV; intervention; substance abuse; substance abuse treatment; treatment facilities; treatment programs
Description
  • Abstract

    The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is designed to collect information from all facilities in the United States, both public and private, that provide substance abuse treatment. N-SSATS provides the mechanism for quantifying the dynamic character and composition of the United States substance abuse treatment delivery system. The objectives of N-SSATS are to collect multipurpose data that can be used to assist the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and state and local governments in assessing the nature and extent of services provided and in forecasting treatment resource requirements, update SAMHSA's Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (I-SATS), analyze general treatment services trends, and generate the National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs and its online equivalent, the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator. Data are collected on topics including facility operation, services offered (assessment, substance abuse therapy and counseling, pharmacotherapies, testing, transitional, ancillary), primary focus (substance abuse, mental health, both, general health, other), hotline operation, Opioid Treatment Programs and medication dispensed/prescribed, languages in which treatment is provided, type of treatment provided, number of clients (total and under age 18), number of beds, types of payment accepted, sliding fee scale, special programs offered, facility accreditation and licensure/certification, and managed care agreements.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks.; Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Standardized missing values.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: N-SSATS questionnaires were mailed to a total of 16,651 facilities believed to offer substance abuse treatment services. Of these facilities, 11 percent were found to be ineligible for the survey because they had closed or were not providing substance abuse treatment on March 31, 2004. Of the remaining 14,779 facilities, 95.9 percent (14,167) completed the survey. However, 713 of these facilities were deemed to be out-of-scope or had client counts reported by another facility but no facility information. Therefore, the final sample size was 13,454 (91 percent). Forty-eight percent of respondents completed the mail survey, 22 percent completed the survey via telephone, and 30 percent completed the survey using a Web-based questionnaire.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2004
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2004
  • 2004-03-31 / 2004-10-01
    Collection date: 2004-03-31--2004-10-01
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampling
The Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (I-SATS) provides the sampling frame for N-SSATS. Two categories of treatment facilities in I-SATS may be distinguished. The largest group of facilities includes those that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved by the state substance abuse agency to provide substance abuse treatment. The second group represents the SAMHSA effort in recent years to make I-SATS as comprehensive as possible by including treatment facilities that state substance abuse agencies, for a variety of reasons, do not license or certify. Many of these facilities are private, for-profit, small group practices, or hospital-based programs.
Collection Mode
  • mail questionnaire, telephone interview, web-based survey

    Data were collected by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Princeton, NJ, and prepared for release by Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc., Arlington, VA.

    N-SSATS is a point-prevalence survey. It provides information on the substance abuse treatment system and its clients on the reference date. Client counts do not represent annual totals. Rather, N-SSATS provides a "snapshot" of substance abuse treatment facilities and clients on an average day.

    N-SSATS collects data about facilities, not individual clients. Data on clients represent an aggregate of clients in treatment for each reporting facility.

    N-SSATS attempts to obtain responses from all known treatment and prevention facilities, but it is a voluntary survey. There is no adjustment for facility nonresponse.

    To protect the privacy of respondents, financial data originally collected have been removed from the public use file. These modifications should not affect most analytic uses of the public use file.

    For users who wish to calculate client counts and admissions, instructions are available on the N-SSATS Series page and at How to calculate N-SSATS client counts and admissions using SDA.

Note
2015-11-23 Covers for the PDF documentation were revised.2014-07-17 Changed the Stata system data file from version 13 to version 12 for compatibility on a wider range of systems.2014-04-25 This study update was done in order to remove the geographic variables of County and MSA.2013-11-27 Updated ddi file to include variable-level groupings.2012-03-30 Updated the queston text to fix minor typographical errors previously present. Also, updated the variable order so that it coincides with the questionnaire order and is consistent with other years in the N-SSATS series.2006-08-01 Value labels were added for the COUNTY variable. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 4256 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR04256.v5
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR04256.v3
Publications
  • Andrews, Christina M.. The relationship of state Medicaid coverage to Medicaid acceptance among substance abuse providers in the United States. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.2014.
    • ID: 10.1007/s11414-013-9387-2 (DOI)
  • Heinrich, Carolyn J., Cummings, Grant R.. Adoption and diffusion of evidence-based addiction medications in substance abuse treatment. Health Services Research.49, (1), 127-152.2014.
    • ID: 10.1111/1475-6773.12093 (DOI)
  • Hunter, Sarah B., Griffin, Beth Ann, Booth, Marika S., Ramchand, Rajeev, McCaffrey, Daniel F.. Assessing the generalizability of the CSAT-sponsored GAIN dataset: Are the CSAT sites representative of adolescent treatment programs in the U.S.?. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.46, (2), 238-243.2014.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jsat.2013.07.011 (DOI)
  • Archibald, Matthew E., Putnam Rankin, Caddie. Community context and healthcare quality: The impact of community resources on licensing and accreditation of substance abuse treatment agencies. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.40, (4), 442-456.2013.
    • ID: 10.1007/s11414-013-9340-4 (DOI)
  • Archibald, Matthew E., Rankin, Caddie Putnam. A spatial analysis of community disadvantage and access to healthcare services in the U.S.. Social Science and Medicine.90, 11-23.2013.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.04.023 (DOI)
  • Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Trends in the Use of Methadone and Buprenorphine at Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: 2003 to 2011. N-SSATS Report.Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2013.
    • ID: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k13/NSSATS107/sr107-NSSATS-BuprenorphineTrends.pdf (URL)
  • Tempalski, Barbara, Pouget, Enrique R., Cleland, Charles M., Brady, Joanne E., Cooper, Hannah L. F., Hall, H. Irene, Lansky, Amy, West, Brooke S., Friedman, Samuel R.. Trends in the population prevalence of people who inject drugs in US Metropolitan Areas 1992-2007. PLoS One.8, (6), e647892013.
    • ID: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064789 (DOI)
  • Andrews, Christina. State Medicaid Coverage and the Availability of Medicaid-covered Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services: Current Trends and Implications for Expansion Under Health Reform. Dissertation, University of Chicago. 2012.
  • Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Older Adult Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Have Increased; Number of Special Treatment Programs for This Population Has Decreased. Data Spotlight.Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2012.
    • ID: http://archive.samhsa.gov/data/spotlight/WEB_SPOT_043/WEB_SPOT_043.pdf (URL)
  • McBride, Duane C., Chriqui, Jamie F., Terry-McElrath, Yvonne, Mulatu, Mesfin S.. Drug treatment program ownership, Medicaid acceptance, and service provision. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.42, (2), 116-124.2012.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jsat.2011.10.007 (DOI)
  • Monaco, Julia Belinda. Impact of the Philadelphia Recovery Model on Admissions to Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment. Dissertation, Walden University. 2012.
  • Swensen, Isaac D.. Substance-Abuse Treatment and Mortality. Job Market Paper.. 2012.
    • ID: http://pages.uoregon.edu/isaac/SubstanceAbuseTreatmentAndMortality_Swensen.pdf (URL)
  • Terry-McElrath, Yvonne M., Chriqui, Jamie F., McBride, Duane C.. Factors related to Medicaid payment acceptance at outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Health Services Research.46, (2), 632-653.2011.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2010.01206.x (DOI)
  • Freeborn, Beth A., McManus, Brian. Substance abuse treatment and motor vehicle fatalities. Southern Economic Journal.76, (4), 1032-1048.2010.
  • Chriqui, Jamie F., Terry-McElrath, Yvonne, McBride, Duane C., Eidson, Shelby S.. State policies matter: The case of outpatient drug treatment program practices. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.35, (1), 13-21.2008.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jsat.2007.08.012 (DOI)
  • Velez, MB, Campos-Holland, AL, Arndt, S.. City's racial composition shapes treatment center characteristics and services. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.7, (2), 188-199.2008.
    • ID: 10.1080/15332640802055640 (DOI)
  • Chriqui, Jamie F., Terry-McElrath Yvonne, McBride, Duane C., Eidson, Shelby Smith, VanderWaal, Curtis J.. Does state certification or licensure influence outpatient substance abuse treatment program practices?. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.34, (3), 309-328.2007.
    • ID: 10.1007/s11414-007-9069-z (DOI)
  • Lenardson, Jennifer D., Gale, John A.. Distribution of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Across the Rural – Urban Continuum. Maine Rural Health Research Center, Working Paper #35.Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Health Policy . 2007.
    • ID: http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/Publications/rural/wp35b.pdf (URL)
  • Drug and Alcohol Services Information System. American Indian/Alaska Native Substance Abuse Treatment Services: 2004. DASIS Report.Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies. 2005.
    • ID: http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k5/tribalTX/tribalTX.pdf (URL)
  • Office of Applied Studies. National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2004. Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities. DASIS Series S-28.(SMA) 05-4112, Rockville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2005.
    • ID: http://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/04nssats/index.htm (URL)
  • Office of Applied Studies. National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) 2004. N-SSATS Profile - United States 2004.Rockville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2004.
    • ID: http://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/state_data/US04.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-11-23 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies (2005): National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2004. Version 4. National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) Series. Version: v4. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04256.v4