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

Table 4.22

Comorbidity Among Inpatient/Residential Patients Treated in Specialty Mental Health/Alcohol and Drug Abuse Settings

Persons With a Mental Disorder Who Also Have an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Disorder Persons With an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Disorder Who Also Have a Mental Disorder
Inpatient Setting % Inpatient Setting %
General hospital (psychiatric unit and scatter-bed) 39.3 General hospital (psychiatric unit and scatter-bed) 72.9
State and county mental hospitals 22.1 State and county mental hospitals 95.0
Residential supportive care 27.7 Residential supportive care 98.6
Community mental health center 1.2 Community mental health center 81.0
Private mental hospital 19.3 Private mental hospital 77.7
VA hospital psychiatric unit 77.7 VA hospital psychiatric unit 82.1
Alcohol/drug treatment unit 56.8 Alcohol/drug treatment unit 97.4
Nursing home 15.6 Nursing home 100.0

Source: Analysis of Narrow et al. (1993) by The Lewin Group.
Note: VA = Veterans Affairs.


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