Improve Outcomes and Reduce Government Costs by Increasing Alcohol/Drug Treatment for DSHS Clients

Mar 1999 |
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This paper was the first analysis by RDA to examine the costs and benefits of treating alcohol and drug problems for adult DSHS clients. Clients who needed and did not receive treatment were identified using medical diagnoses, arrests, and AOD treatment records. Two areas of potential cost offsets for expanding treatment were examined: physical and behavioral health care costs, and criminal justice costs.

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