June 7, 2004 2002 Cost of Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abuse The average cost for treatment of alcohol or drug abuse in outpatient facilities was an estimated $1,433 per course of treatment in 2002. Personnel costs comprised the largest component of costs for all types of treatment. Personnel costs amounted to 63% of non-hospital residential care, 65% of outpatient methadone treatment, and 79% of outpatient non-methadone treatment. According to a new report released on May 25, 2004, by the Office of Applied Studies of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services . . .
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