In Arkansas, 62 substance abuse treatment facilities were included in the 2010 N-SSATS, reporting that there were 3,936 clients in substance abuse treatment on March 31, 2010. The survey response rate in Arkansas was 98.5%
According to the 2010 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) annual surveys, the number of addiction treatment facilities in Arkansas was 62. Of these, 6 were private for-profit and 52 were private non-profit. The remainder were owned/operated by federal, State or local government(s). Since 2002, the number of treatment facilities in Arkansas has decreased.
Although addiction treatment facilities in Arkansas may offer more than one modality of care, in 2010 the majority of treatment facilities (55 or 88.7%) offered some form of outpatient addiction treatment. Another 26 facilities offered some form of residential addiction treatment. There were 3 facilities offering methadone or buprenorphine treatment for opiate addiction.
State treatment data for substance use disorders are derived from two primary sources-an annual one-day census in N-SSATS and annual addiction treatment admissions from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). In the 2010 N-SSATS survey, Arkansas showed a total of 3,936 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (3,068 or 77.9%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 184 were under the age of 18.
Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Arkansas has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions, which accounted for 39% of admissions in 1992, now stand at only 14%. Combinations of drug and alcohol addictions now make up 51% of all admissions in the state.
The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is an annual survey of facilities providing substance abuse treatment. It is conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). N-SSATS is designed to collect data on the location, characteristics, services offered, and number of clients in treatment at alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities (both public and private) throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions.
Recognizing that local problems require local solutions, Drug Free Communities (DFC) organizations mobilize communities to prevent youth drug use by creating local data-driven strategies to reduce drug use in the community. ONDCP works to foster the growth of new coalitions and support existing coalitions through the DFC grants. In FY 2011, the following Arkansas coalitions received grants from ONDCP:
Tremendous Opportunities for Union County Health (TOUCH)
River Valley Tobacco and Drug Free Coalition
Quapaw House, Inc
Madison County Community Coalition
Drug Free Rogers Lowell
White County Invested in Substance Abuse Eradication (WISE)
Information compiled above is courtesy of: cdc.gov, oas.samhsa.gov, ondcp.gov, datafiles.samhsa.gov, dasis.samhsa.gov
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