Some experts call it the most addictive drug; and some users say they were addicted the moment they first put a pipe to their lips.
Rates of substance dependence or abuse were associated with level of education in 2009. Among adults aged 18 or older, those who graduated from a college or university had a lower rate of dependence or abuse (7.5 percent) than those who graduated from high school (8.9 percent), those who did not graduate from high school (11.6 percent), and those with some college (9.9 percent).
Alcohol Treatment: Need, Utilization, and Barriers Based on SAMHSA's 2007 National Survey on Drug Use & Health, 7.8% (19.3 million) persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for their alcohol problem in the past year. The majority of those who needed alcohol treatment either did not perceive the need for treatment or did not receive it. Of those who needed alcohol treatment in the past year, 8.1% received treatment at a specialty treatment facility, 4.5% did not receive treatment but felt they needed it, and 87.4% neither received nor perceived a need for alcohol treatment. Among those who did not receive alcohol treatment but felt they needed it, only 27.9% actually made an effort to get treatment in the past year. Combined data from SAMHSA's 2004 to 2007 National Surveys on Drug Use & Health were used to determine reasons for not receiving alcohol treatment. The most common reasons given for not receiving alcohol treatment among those who felt the need for it were: 42% were not ready to stop using alcohol and 34.5% had cost or insurance barriers.
In 2008, among persons aged 12 or older, the rate of substance dependence or abuse was the lowest among Asians (4.2 percent). Racial/ethnic groups with similar rates included American Indians or Alaska Natives (11.1 percent), persons reporting two or more races (9.8 percent), whites (9.0 percent), blacks (8.8 percent), and Hispanics (9.5 percent). These rates in 2008 were similar to the rates in 2002 through 2007.
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Drug Rehabs that offer Sliding scale fees are variable costs for treatment services, or taxes based on one's ability to pay for addiction treatment. Such fees are thereby reduced for those who have lower incomes or less money to spare after their personal expenses and regardless of income a person can obtain treatment.
A drug treatment organization may have various motivations for offering a product at a sliding scale. These may include the desire to be charitable to those less able to afford addiction treatment, their ability to get a tax deduction for offering their services as charity, or their ability to benefit from the revenue even from a partial payment
Some drug rehabilitation organizations may have their profits that would have been obtained from a full-price sale subsidized by some other means. These may include charging a higher cost to a wealthier client, obtaining grants from government agencies or non-profit organizations, or obtaining a tax deduction.
Whatever the motivation the sliding scale payment method makes addiction treatment available to almost anyone.