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Residential Addiction Treatment for Adolescents Is Scarce and Expensive

March 08, 2024 | NWI

Access to residential addiction treatment centers caring for U.S. adolescents under 18 years old in the United States is limited and costly, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers found that only about half of the residential addiction treatment facilities that they contacted had a bed immediately available. On average, the quoted cost of a month’s stay at a residential addiction treatment facility was over $26,000.

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