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The Institute for Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluation (I-SATE) conducts research on publicly funded alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs in Tennessee, in collaboration with the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services at the Tennessee Department of Health and the Department of Anthropology at The University of Memphis. I-SATE's primary mission is to evaluate the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment clients enrolled in these programs, with a particular focus on special populations, such as DUI offenders, pregnant women, adolescents, and those with co-occurring disorders.


I-SATE is nationally recognized for its contribution to substance abuse outcomes research and has helped make Tennessee a leader among the states in its initiatives to combat the epidemic of alcohol and drug abuse.


The site contains detailed information for the general public, such as descriptions of various addictive substances, addresses of treatment facilities in Tennessee and a link to a national facilities locator, and a list of contact relevant state and federal agencies. It also provides health care professionals and researchers interested in substance abuse treatment  effectiveness with the most recent I-SATE statewide outcome evaluations as well as the survey instruments and consent forms used in this research. We also include issues of our newest publication, The SAT Report, which presents brief overviews of specific substance abuse trends and outcomes in Tennessee.