Examining treatment use among alcohol-dependent individuals from a population perspective.
2006 (English)In: Alcohol and Alcoholism, 41, ISSN 0735-0414, Vol. 41, no 6, 632-635 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aims: To assess the prevalence of treatment use in lifetime and past year alcohol dependent respondents. To establish the proportion of problem drinkers who use alcohol treatment that just go to one treatment versus attending multiple different types of treatment in the same year. To explore what treatments are most likely to form part of a multiple treatment package. Method: Analysis of the 2001–2002 National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions, a large (N = 43 039), representative survey of the non-institutionalized adult population of the USA. There were 4781 respondents who met criteria for a lifetime definition of alcohol dependence and 1484 respondents who met criteria for past year alcohol dependence. Results: Prevalence of lifetime use of alcohol treatment was 25% among those with a lifetime diagnosis of alcohol dependence. Prevalence of past year use of alcohol treatment was 12% among respondents with past year alcohol dependence. Only one-third of past year treatment users had accessed just one type of alcohol treatment. Conclusions: While treatment services are only used by the minority of people with alcohol dependence, those people who do access alcohol treatment are likely to use several different alcohol treatment services in the same year.
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2006. Vol. 41, no 6, 632-635 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11533OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-11533DiVA: diva2:178052