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Figure 7.8 is titled "Past Year Perceived Need and Effort Made to Receive Specialty Treatment among Persons Aged 12 or Older Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug or Alcohol Use: 2004." It is a pie chart, with the following note below the chart: "21.1 Million Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug or Alcohol Use." The pie chart shows the percentages of persons who did not feel the need for treatment, and the percentages of those who made an effort to get treatment among those who did feel the need for treatment. Of the 21.1 million persons needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug or alcohol use, 94.2 percent did not feel they needed treatment, 3.7 percent felt they needed treatment and did not make an effort to get treatment, and 2.1 percent felt they needed treatment and made an effort to get treatment.

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