Estimating the prevalence of substance use, abuse, and dependence among social security disability benefit recipients.

With the passage of Public Law 104-121, the Contract with America Advancement Act of 1996, the federal Social Security Administration was no longer allowed to grant disability benefits to persons whose primary diagnosis was one of substance abuse or dependence. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2004a), a nationally representative household survey, uses validated scales to measure rates of substance abuse and dependence among the U.S. population.

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Estimating the prevalence of substance use, abuse, and dependence among social security disability benefit recipients.

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