04:40pm Friday 24 November 2017

New Reports Highlight Important Substance Abuse Treatment Statistics in Key Metropolitan Areas across the Country

This series of briefs is based on SAMHSA’s Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) which collects information on the characteristics of persons admitted to substance abuse treatment, and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), an annual survey of treatment facilities.  

Each brief provides the a wide range of information about the nature and scope of substance abuse treatment admissions in a metropolitan area through a variety of charts, graphs and accompanying text. This information includes:

  • Key demographic characteristics of treatment admissions (e.g., gender, age, race/ethnicity, etc.)  
  • Breakdowns on the substances of abuse involved in treatment admissions
  • Breakdowns on the admission referral sources for admissions (e.g., community organizations, individuals/self, criminal justice systems, etc.)  
  • The types of care provided by area facilities (e.g., outpatient, residential, detoxification, etc.)

These briefs were developed by SAMHSA as part of its strategic initiative on data, outcomes, and quality – an effort to create integrated data systems that help inform policy makers and providers on behavioral health issues.

The briefs are available on the web at http://oas.samhsa.gov/metro/metro.cfm For related publications and information, visit http://www.samhsa.gov/.

Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130


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