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A look at US addiction treatment system

Tuesday - 4/16/2013, 1:06pm  ET

The Associated Press

The national health law's expansion of insurance coverage could overwhelm the U.S. addiction treatment system. The chart shows estimates for how many people with alcohol and drug problems would be newly eligible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and the current number of treatment beds.

Sources: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, American Community Survey, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services.


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