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

Table 4.23

Prevalence and Age at Onset of Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Major Depression, and Anxiety in the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study

Disorder (Lifetime Diagnosis)

Prevalence
(%)

Mean Age at Onset
(years)

Alcohol abuse or dependence

13.3 23.2

Drug abuse or dependence

5.9 20.2

Major depressive episode with mania

0.5 19.3

Anxiety disorders

14.6 19.6

Source: Christie et al. (1988).


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