National Drug Abuse Treatment System Survey Waves II-IV (NDATSS-1988-1995)

Parent Series Details:

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Study Details:
The National Drug Abuse Treatment System Survey (NDATSS) is a longitudinal program of research into organizational structures, operating characteristics, and treatment modalities of outpatient drug treatment programs in the United States. This is done through interviews with program directors and clinical supervisors. In some publications, this research is referred to as the Outpatient Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (ODATS). Data being released include Wave II (1988), Wave III (1990), and Wave IV (1995).

Study Scope

Geographic coverage : 
United States
Unit of observation: 
Data types: 
survey data
Outpatient Drug Abuse Units in the United States
The data were collected by Survey Research Operations, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.
Wave I is not planned for public release because it had a significantly different sample design than the other waves.
Subject Terms: 
  • AIDS
  • alcohol abuse
  • drug abuse
  • drug treatment
  • health care services
  • HIV
  • intervention
  • methadone maintenance
  • substance abuse
  • substance abuse treatment
  • treatment facilities
  • treatment programs

Study Methodology

Mode of data collection: 
telephone interview
Response rates: 
  • 1988: 86 percent

    1990: 88 percent

    1995: 87 percent

Extent of processing: 
  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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