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Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Population-Based Study on Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults with Disabilities: Access, Utilization, and Treatment Outcomes
The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Volume 33, Issue 6 November 2007 , pages 791 - 798

To examine potential disparities in access to substance abuse treatment services for Medicaid-eligible adults with disabilities, and compare utilization rates and outcomes in outpatient programs.

Access and utilization rates for adults with disabilities were about half others' rates; treatment outcomes were generally equivalent across groups.

Adults with disabilities are underutilizing substance abuse treatment, suggesting barriers to accessing treatment.

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