Past Year Perceived Need for and Effort Made to Receive Specialty Treatment among Persons Aged 12 or Older Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug or Alcohol Use: 2010
Based on 2007-2010 combined data, the six most often reported reasons for not receiving illicit drug or alcohol use treatment among persons aged 12 or older who needed but did not receive treatment at a specialty facility and perceived a need for treatment were (a) not ready to stop using (40.2 percent), (b) no health coverage and could not afford cost (32.9 percent), (c) possible negative effect on job (11.5 percent), (d) concern that receiving treatment might cause neighbors/community to have negative opinion (11.3 percent), (e) could handle the problem without treatment (9.9 percent), and (f) not knowing where to go for treatment (9.3 percent).
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