Combined 2006 to 2008 data indicate that 3.7 million persons aged 12 or older living in poverty were in need of substance use treatment in the past year; of these, 17.9 percent received treatment at a specialty facility during this time period. Males living in poverty were nearly twice as likely as their female counterparts to have been in need of substance use treatment in the past year (17.1 vs. 8.9 percent), but males who needed treatment were as likely as their female counterparts to have received treatment. Among persons living in poverty, those aged 18 to 25 had the highest rate of past year treatment need; however, this age group had the lowest rate of treatment receipt.
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Date Added: 2/1/10
Inventory #: NSDUH10-0114