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Uniform Facility Data Set (UFDS): Data for 1995 and 1980-1995

NCJ Number
Alex Ezeh Ph.D.; Beth Sundberg
Date Published
September 1997
102 pages
This report presents data from a 1995 national census of specialty drug treatment facilities and provides information on persons in treatment on October 2, 1995, as well as on other aspects of their treatment operations.
The survey sought information from all freestanding facilities that treat only alcohol or other drug abuse and from specialized drug treatment units within hospitals and other multipurpose health care institutions. The broad characteristics of facilities and persons served displayed either stability or gradual change between 1980 and 1995, except for growth in the number of persons served. In addition, States differed significantly in the number of persons treated as a proportion of the general population, in the drug abuse problems being treated, and in the mix of outpatient versus 24-hour care. More than 1 million persons were in specialty drug treatment on October 2, 1995. Forty-six percent of the persons abused both alcohol and drugs, 31 percent abused only alcohol, and 23 percent abused only drugs. The proportion of women in treatment increased from 25 percent to 30 percent of the persons in treatment between 1980 and 1995. Sixty-two percent of the persons in treatment were white, 22 percent were black, and 13 percent were Hispanic. Eighty-six percent of the individuals were in outpatient care. Overall, facilities used 67 percent of their perceived outpatient capacity and 68 percent of their 24-hour capacity. Facilities with only private funding shifted more rapidly than others from 24-hour to outpatient services from 1980 to 1995. Figures; tables; 16 references; and appended glossary, list of other sources of national treatment data, methodological information, and instrument