Facilities Serving American Indians and Alaska Natives
In 2007, more than 1 in 8 American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) age 12 or older were classified with substance dependence or abuse in the past year (13 percent) compared with less than 1 in 10 (9 percent) of the total population the same age.
A recent report from SAMHSA’s National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Serving American Indians and Alaska Natives, examines the characteristics of the 335 identified facilities serving the AI/AN population in 2007.
The majority of substance abuse treatment facilities operated by a Tribal government (73 percent) or the Indian Health Service (63 percent) were located in rural areas, while the majority of privately operated or state/local/community government-operated facilities that served the AI/AN population were located in urban areas (62 percent)
Substance abuse treatment facilities operated by a Tribal government were more likely to provide only outpatient services than facilities operated by the Indian Health Service or facilities serving the AI/AN populations that were operated by a private organization or a state/local/community government.
Approximately 43 percent of AI/AN facilities offered treatment services in one or more AI/AN languages.
For more information, download Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Serving American Indians and Alaska Natives.