(MENTAL HEALTH) Study: More than 20 Percent of Youth Need Treatment for Substance Abuse

July 2009
Children & Youth Funding Report;7/3/2009, p3
The article reports on the result of the study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which states that nearly seven million Americans aging between 18-25 needs treatment for alcohol abuse and illicit drug use. It mentions that 17.2% needs treatment for alcohol disorders while 8.4% for drug disorders and 4.4% for combination of both. It also reveals significant differences on the specialized treatments among the young adults.


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