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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Appendix D, Table D.3

Alcohol- and Drug-Related Social Welfare Expenditures, 1992 (billions of dollars)

Program Total Expend- itures1 Total Admin. and Direct Service Costs2 Percent Attributed to AOD3 Benefit Costs Attributed to Alcohol and Drugs Administrative and Direct Service Costs Attributed to Alcohol and Drugs
Total Alcohol
(67%)4
Drugs
(33%)
Total Alcohol
(67%)
Drug
(33%)
SOCIAL INSURANCE PROGRAMS
Disability Insurance (OASDI) 32.00 .83 (2.6%) 1.7 .53 .35 .18 .0140 .0095 .0045
Unemployment Insurance 39.5 3.51 (8.9%) 1.7 .61 .41 .20 .0597 .0400 .0197
Railroad Temporary Disability Insurance .0403 .014 (35%) 1.7 .0045 .0030 .0015 .00024 .00016 .00008
State Temporary Disability Insurance 3.22 .14 (4.3%) 1.7 .052 .035 .017 .0024 .0016 .0008
Veterans Pensions and Compensations 17.30 .92 (5.3%) 1.7 .28 .19 .09 .0156 .0104 .0052
Workers Compensation 37.36 1.98 (5.3%) 1.7 .60 .40 .20 .0377 .0226 .0111
Total, Social Insurance Programs 126.20 7.394 1.7 2.077 1.388 .689 .130 .084 .041
PUBLIC AID
Cash Benefits
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) 22.2 1.37 (6.2%) 5.2 1.08 .73 .35 .1189 .0477 .0235
Supplemental Security Income 22.2 1.54 (6.9%) 3.0 .62 .42 .20 .0462 .0310 .0152
Public Assistance 132.74 8.63 (6.5%) 4.1 5.09 3.41 1.68 .3538 .2371 .1167
Low Income Heat and Energy Assistance Program 2.23 .16 (6.5%) 4.1 .085 .057 .028 .0062 .0041 .0021
Non-Cash Benefits
Food Stamps 16.25 .96 (5.9%) 5.2 .79 .53 .26 .0499 .0334 .0165
Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) 2.57 .15 (5.9%) 4.1 .099 .066 .033 .0062 .0041 .0021

Public Housing 12.5 (93) .74 (5.9%) 4.1 .48 .32 .16 .0303 .0203 .0100
Total, Public Aid 179.37 13.54 4.1 8.244 5.533 2.711 .6115 .3777 .186
DIRECT HUMAN SERVICES
Child Welfare
Title IV-B .274 .099 (36%) 3.3 .0072 .0048 .0024 .0041 .0027 .0014
Title IV-E (Foster Care) 2.21 1.02 (46%) 3.3 .0488 .0327 .0161 .0418 .0280 .0138
Title IV-E (Adoption Assist.) .22 .058 (26%) 3.3 .0066 .0044 .0022 .0024 .0016 .0008
Head Start 2.23 2.23 (100%) 3.3 0 0 0 .0736 0.493 .0243
Vocational Rehabilitation 2.13 2.13 (100%) 3.3 0 0 0 .0703 .0471 .0232
Special Education 2.63 2.63 (100%) 3.3 0 0 0 .0868 .0581 .0287
Total, Direct Human Services 9.66 8.167   .063 .042 .021 .279 .187 .092
Total 346.55 29.101   10.383 6.963 3.420 1.020 .649 .320

1All data are from 1992 unless otherwise noted.
2Head Start, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Special Education programs make no transfer payments.
3Percentages are calculated using available data sources (e.g., data from the DI program are applied to other social insurance programs). Data from AFDC and SSI are averaged and applied to public aid programs; averages of all available data sources are applied to direct human service programs.
4The breakdown between alcohol and drug users is based on administrative records kept by the SSI program. The breakdown is based on a primary diagnosis of either alcohol or drug dependence.


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