The National Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Survey are conducted by the Substance Abuse Treatment Program of the Office of the National Drug Control A…
The National Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Survey are conducted by the Substance Abuse Treatment Program of the Office of the National Drug Control Administration. This survey is one of many used to measure the nation’s drug rehab and treatment programs. NCSAP conducts a national random sample survey every year, concentrating on substance abuse and addiction. This survey is important not only for research purposes but also as a tool to help design treatment programs for those suffering from substance abuse disorders. This report will focus on a few key points regarding the types of questions that are most often asked in the survey.
The first question that is most frequently asked in these surveys is if a person is currently doing drug rehab or if they are in rehabilitation. Both questions are important in the determining of the success rate of a center’s programs or services. One should consider the fact that people do not usually move from a place of abuse to a clean and sober place of work or school very quickly. Therefore, the reason why a person is in rehab may be due to that particular addiction being so hard to break.
Another frequently asked question in a substance abuse survey is if the individual is addicted to just one type of substance or a variety of substances. Drug rehab centers need to know this information because their patients’ drug needs will vary based on which substance they are addicted to. Different individuals react to medications in different ways, so one should not assume that a particular substance is safe and can be used for one’s self without problems. If a person is abusing a substance and feels like they cannot stop using it on their own, they should be seen by a drug rehabilitation center for additional assistance.