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

Table 4.21

Ambulatory Mental Health Patients With Alcohol or Drug Abuse Disorder

Ambulatory Mental Health Settings Percent
(N= 1,904)
Psychiatric hospital outpatient clinic 25.2
Mental health center outpatient clinic 18.4
General hospital outpatient clinic 19.0
VA hospital outpatient clinic 40.6
Alcohol/drug unit outpatient clinic 35.0
Mental health specialist in health plan/clinic 17.7
Mental health specialist in private practice 16.1
Crisis center 28.0
Emergency department 41.9
General medical physician 15.2
Family/social service agency 14.6
Clergy/religious counselor 13.5
Natural therapist 29.1
Other human services 23.6
Self-help group 33.2
Friend/relative 15.4

Source: Narrow et al. (1993).
Note: VA = Veterans Affairs.


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