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National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2010

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) Series
Publication Date
2011-12-05
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.
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, testing, transitional, ancillary, and pharmacotherapies), detoxification, primary focus (substance abuse, mental health, both, general health, and other), Opioid Treatment Programs and medication dispensed/prescribed, counseling and therapeutic approaches, standard operating procedures, special programs/groups offered, languages in which treatment is provided, type of treatment provided (hospital inpatient, residential, outpatient), number of clients (by service, total, and under age 18), number of beds, types of payment accepted, sliding fee scale, and facility accreditation and licensure/certification.
  • 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 17,204 facilities believed to be actively providing substance abuse treatment services. Of these facilities, 11 percent were found to be ineligible for the survey because they had closed or did not provide substance abuse treatment or detoxification on March 31, 2010. Of the remaining 15,390 facilities, 14,060 facilities (91.4 percent) completed the survey. However, 369 of these facilities were reported by another facility and no facility information was received from the facility itself, and an additional 352 facilities reported client counts included in or "rolled into" other facilities' counts and whose facility characteristics were not reported separately. Therefore, the final sample size was 13,339 (86.7 percent). The percentage of respondents who completed the survey via the mail was 26.0 percent, while 12.9 percent completed the survey via telephone, and 61.1 percent completed the survey using a Web-based questionnaire.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2010
  • 2010-03-31 / 2010-10-18
    Collection date: 2010-03-31--2010-10-18
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, 2010). 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 five 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
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.2012-01-12 Updated the Terms of Use found in the documentation files. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality..
Availability
Not available
This study is currently unavailable.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 32723 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR32723.v2
Publications
  • Stein, Bradley D., Gordon, Adam J., Dick, Andrew W., Burns, Rachel M., Pacula, Rosalie Liccardo, Farmer, Carrie M., Leslie, Douglas L., Sorbero, Mark. Supply of buprenorphine waivered physicians: The influence of state policies. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.48, (1), 104-111.2015.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jsat.2014.07.010 (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)
  • 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)
  • Davis, Kimberly Diane. Availability of Treatment Services for Veterans State by State: A National Problem. Dissertation, Walden University. 2013.
  • Guerrero, E.G., Kao, D., Perron, B.E.. Travel distance to outpatient substance use disorder treatment facilities for Spanish-speaking clients. International Journal of Drug Policy.24, (1), 38-45.2013.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2012.04.004 (DOI)
  • Guerrero, Erick, Kao, Dennis. Racial/ethnic minority and low-income hotspots and their geographic proximity to integrated care providers. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy.83, (34), 342013.
    • ID: 10.1186/1747-597X-8-34 (DOI)
  • Shields, Joseph, Delany, Peter, Smith, Kelley. Organizational Factors Associated with the Use of Evidenced-Based Practices in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Progams. The Society for Social work and Research 2013 Annual Conference.San Diego, CA. 2013.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts Update. CBHSQ Report. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2013.
    • ID: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2K13/CBHSQ128/sr128-typical-day-adolescents-2013.htm (URL)
  • 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.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-07-01

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2011): National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2010. Version 1. National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR32723.v1