Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Mental Health & Substance Abuse


The 18,900 mental health and substance abuse centers in the US provide treatment and care for patients with mental health disorders and substance abuse illnesses, also known as behavioral disorders. About 55% of outpatient service centers and 64% of residential treatment centers are non-profit organizations.

Dependence on Third Party Payers

Mental health and substance abuse centers rely primarily on insurance companies, managed care organizations, and government programs as their main sources of revenue.

Mental Health Providers Favoring Prescription Medication

While the percentage of adults using mental health services has remained stable (around 15% of the US population), the percentage of adults treated with prescription medication has shown slow but steady growth, according to the SAMHSA.