How Many Rehabs Are In The US?

Each year the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducts the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), which is intended to be a comprehensive look at the facilities in the United States that provide alcohol and other drug rehabilitation programs. 13,688 rehabs responded to the last survey, which was about a 94 percent reporting rate. This means that there are roughly 15,000 drug and alcohol rehabs in the country.

Here are some of the survey results:

There were about 8,000 private non-profit facilities, 4,000 for-profit centers and more than 2,000 programs that were sponsored or run by various local, state, tribal and federal agencies. On the day they were surveyed, there were about 1.2 million Americans receiving some sort of addiction treatment services, with only about 85,000 clients under 18 and the rest were adults.

Unfortunately 80 percent of the facilities were outpatient and accounted for 90 percent of the total number of people served. This left only about 120,000 people in residential or inpatient drug and alcohol rehabs. In addition, only 6 percent of the total treatment population was receiving long-term rehabilitation services.

While the survey didn't report what types of treatment programs or therapies were being used in each center, suffice to say that not all drug rehab centers are the same, and some are much more successful than others.

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