OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Statistics Public sources including Medicare, Medicaid, and other public assistance programs accounted for 77.4% of funding for addiction treatment in the United States in 2003. Of the 3.5 million persons who received specialty addiction treatment in 2003, 47.1% reported using their own savings or earnings as a source of payment. Public sector funding accounted for $16 billion, or 77.4%, of $20.7 billion in addiction treatment costs in 2003, up from $10.2 billion . . .
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