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Figure 7.7 is titled "Need for and Receipt of Specialty Treatment in the Past Year for Illicit Drug or Alcohol Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older: 2002 through 2004." It is a bar graph, where substance by survey year is shown on the horizontal axis, and the number needing treatment in the past year is shown in thousands on the vertical axis. Each bar is separated into two sections corresponding to the receipt of specialty treatment and the lack thereof. Tests of statistical significance at the .05 level were performed on the need for specialty treatment between 2003 and 2004 estimates and between 2002 and 2004 estimates; significant results are indicated where appropriate.

In 2002, of the 7,748,000 persons aged 12 or older needing treatment for illicit drug use in the past year, 1,412,000 received specialty treatment.
In 2003, of the 7,333,000 persons needing treatment for illicit drug use in the past year, 1,103,000 received specialty treatment.
In 2004, of the 8,053,000 persons needing treatment for illicit drug use in the past year, 1,427,000 received specialty treatment.
The difference between the number of persons needing treatment for illicit drug use was significant between 2003 and 2004.

In 2002, of the 18,638,000 persons aged 12 or older needing treatment for alcohol use in the past year, 1,549,000 received specialty treatment.
In 2003, of the 18,215,000 persons needing treatment for alcohol use in the past year, 1,298,000 received specialty treatment.
In 2004, of the 19,360,000 persons needing treatment for alcohol use in the past year, 1,535,000 received specialty treatment.

In 2002, of the 22,811,000 persons aged 12 or older needing treatment for alcohol or illicit drug use in the past year, 2,346,000 received specialty treatment.
In 2003, of the 22,165,000 persons needing treatment for alcohol or illicit drug use in the past year, 1,874,000 received specialty treatment.
In 2004, of the 23,476,000 persons needing treatment for alcohol or illicit drug use in the past year, 2,327,000 received specialty treatment.
The difference between the number of persons needing treatment for alcohol or illicit drug use was significant between 2003 and 2004.

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