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National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2006

Version
v3
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 3 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) Series
Publication Date
2007-12-20
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, to update SAMHSA's Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (I-SATS), to analyze general treatment services trends, and to 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 and pre-treatment, substance abuse therapy and counseling, pharmacotherapies, testing, transitional, ancillary), primary focus (substance abuse, mental health, both, general health, and 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 17,143 facilities believed to offer substance abuse treatment services. Of these facilities, 11.9 percent were found to be ineligible for the survey because they had closed or were not providing substance abuse treatment on March 31, 2006. Of the remaining 15,109 facilities, 96.6 percent (14,577) completed the survey. However, 401 of these facilities were deemed to be out of scope, and an additional 405 facilities reported client counts included in or "rolled into" other facilities's counts and whose facility characteristics were not reported separately. Therefore, the final sample size was 13,771 (91.1 percent). The percentage of respondents who completed the mail survey was 40.7, while 22.7 percent completed the survey via telephone, and 36.6 percent completed the survey using a Web-based questionnaire.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2006
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2006
  • 2006-03-31 / 2006-10-03
    Collection date: 2006-03-31--2006-10-03
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 (March 31, 2006). 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 the approximately 5 percent 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, MSA, and CBSA.2013-11-27 Updated ddi file to include variable-level groupings.2012-02-14 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. 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
  • 20004 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR20004.v4
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR20004.v2
Publications
  • 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)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In 2012, 57 Percent of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Provided Community Outreach--Up from 47 Percent in 2006. N-SSATS Report.Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSSATS-Spot140-Outreach-2014/NSSATS-Spot140-Outreach-2014.pdf (URL)
  • de Tormes Eby, Lillian T., Laschober, Tanja C.. Clinicians' perceptions of implementation extensiveness of 100% tobacco free practices: A longitudinal study of New York State. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.41, (1), 50-63.2014.
    • ID: 10.1007/s11414-013-9319-1 (DOI)
  • Anderson, Matthew, Krakowiecki, Melissa, Vittoriano, Larry, CyBulski, Karen, Alderks, Cathie. New Reminder Methods Can Boost Establishment Survey Response Rates. Mathematica Policy Research Issue Brief.Princeton, NJ: Mathematica. 2013.
    • ID: http://www.mathematica-mpr.net/publications/PDFs/reminder_methods_ib.pdf (URL)
  • 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)
  • Eby, Lillian T., Laschober, Tanja C.. Perceived implementation of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) tobacco-free regulation in NY State and clinical practice behaviors to support tobacco cessation: A repeated cross-sectional study. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.45, (1), 83-90.2013.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jsat.2013.01.001 (DOI)
  • Ebya, Lillian T., Laschoberb, Tanja C.. A quasi-experimental study examining New York State's tobacco-free regulation: Effects on clinical practice behaviors. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.132, (1-2), 158-164.2013.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.01.022 (DOI)
  • Laschober, Tanja C.. Counselor and clinical aupervisor perceptions of OASAS tobacco-free regulation implementation extensiveness, perceived accountability, and use of resources. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.45, (5), 416-424.2013.
    • ID: 10.1080/02791072.2013.845329 (DOI)
  • 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)
  • Anderson, Matthew, Krakowiecki, Melissa, Vittoriano, Larry, CyBulski, Karen, Alderks, Cathie. New respondent reminder methods and the effects on response rate for an establishment survey. . 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)
  • Swensen, Isaac D.. Substance-Abuse Treatment and Mortality. Job Market Paper.. 2012.
    • ID: http://pages.uoregon.edu/isaac/SubstanceAbuseTreatmentAndMortality_Swensen.pdf (URL)
  • Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Nearly Half of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Offer Mentoring and Other Peer Support Services. Data Spotlight.Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2011.
    • ID: http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/spotlight/Spotlight009Mentoring.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)
  • Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Number of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Offering Nicotine Replacement Therapy Has Increased since 2006. Data Spotlight.Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2010.
    • ID: http://oas.samhsa.gov/spotlight/Spotlight010Nicotine.pdf (URL)
  • Anonymous. National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, 2006. Medical Benefits.25, (2), 2-3.2008.
  • Ducharme, Lori J., Abraham, Amanda J.. State policy influence on the early diffusion of buprenorphine in community treatment programs. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy.3, (17), 2008.
    • ID: 10.1186/1747-597X-3-17 (DOI)
  • (Author unknown). N-SSATS shows rise of for-profits, decline in managed care contracts. Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly.19, (45), 1-4.2007.
  • Office of Applied Studies. National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2006. Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities. DASIS Series: S-39.(SMA) 07-4296, Rockville, MD: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2007.
    • ID: http://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/06nssats/nssats2k6web.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-11-23 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies (2007): National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2006. Version 3. National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) Series. Version: v3. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20004.v3