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The costs of alcoholism

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Background: Alcohol dependence is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, placing many health, social and economic burdens upon society. Aims: To review evidence regarding the socioeconomic burden of alcoholism and the cost-effectiveness of available treatments. Methods: Relevant literature was identified from searches of electronic databases covering the period from 1980 to February 2002. Results: Total economic costs to society from alcohol abuse have been estimated at $148 billion (1...

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10.1080/09638230500195130

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Journal:
Journal of Mental Health
Volume:
14
Issue:
4
Pages:
321-330
Publication date:
2005-08-05
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ISSN:
0963-8237
URN:
uuid:7ea60140-8b60-43b4-9394-7ba1417e9273
Source identifiers:
162564
Local pid:
pubs:162564

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