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

Table 6.13

Prevalence of Alcohol and Drug Use in the Welfare System and the General Population in a Northern California County

Category Percent of Welfare Recipients Percent of General Population

Problem drinker

24 11

Illicit drug user, past year

58 27

Multiple drug user, past year

21 1

Source: Weisner and Schmidt (1993).


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