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

Table 4.5

Support for Specialty Alcohol and Drug Services, 1992 (millions of dollars)

Support

Cost

Training

Personnel

Training Hours/Year

Total

Alcohol

Drugs

New alcohol and drug abuse counselors

5,000

250.0

$12.5

$7.5

$5.0

Existing alcohol and drug abuse counselors

58,000

30.0

$29.0

$17.4

$11.6

Total, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

63,000

47.5

$41.5

$24.9

$16.6

Other professionals in alcohol and drug abuse

65,903

6.0

$6.6

$4.0

$2.6

Mental health professionals

994,403

2.0

$33.2

$19.9

$13.3

Other health professionals

2,837,535

0.5

$23.7

$14.2

$9.5

Law enforcement/criminal justice

1,721,622

0.5

$14.3

$8.6

$5.7

Clergy

340,000

0.5

$2.8

$1.7

$1.1

Total, Training

$122.1

$73.3

$48.8

Research and Development

$536.3

$184.3

$352.0

Health Insurance Administration

$325.0

$182.0

$143.1

TOTAL SUPPORT

$983.4

$439.5

$543.9

Source: Analysis by The Lewin Group.
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.


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