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Substance Use by Older Adults:  Estimates of Future Impact on the Treatment System

Substance Use by Older Adults:
Estimates of Future Impact on the Treatment System

Samuel P. Korper
Carol L. Council




Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Office of Applied Studies



This report was prepared by the Division of Population Surveys, Office of Applied Studies (OAS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and by RTI of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, under Contract No. 283-99-9018. At SAMHSA, Samuel P. Korper co-edited the report, and Ira E. Raskin provided review comments. At RTI, Carol Council co-edited the report, and Mary Ellen Marsden provided review comments. Also at RTI, David Belton assisted with table production and helped Sharon A. Davis in the production of the charts; Teresa F. Gurley and Pamela Couch Prevatt readied files for the SAMHSA printer and the Web; and Richard S. Straw copyedited the report throughout its production process.

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The statements contained in this report are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or position of OAS, SAMHSA, or any other part of the DHHS, and no official endorsement of the author's views is intended or should be inferred. The authors assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in their separate chapters.

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