PSOURCE: PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF REFERRAL
Describes the person or agency referring the client to the alcohol or drug abuse treatment program: - INDIVIDUAL (INCLUDES SELF-REFERRAL): Includes the client, a family member, friend, or any other individual who would not be included in any of the following categories. Includes self-referral due to pending DWU/DUI. - ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE CARE PROVIDER: Any program, clinic, or other HEALTH CARE PROVIDER whose principal objective is treating clients with substance abuse problems, or a program whose activities are related to alcohol or other drug abuse prevention, education, or treatment. - OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER: A physician, psychiatrist, or other licensed health care professional; or general hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental health program, or nursing home. - SCHOOL (EDUCATIONAL): A school principal, counselor, or teacher; or a student assistance program (SAP), the school system, or an educational agency. - EMPLOYER/EAP: A supervisor or an employee counselor. - OTHER COMMUNITY REFERRAL: Community or religious organization or any Federal, State, or local agency that provides aid in the areas of poverty relief, unemployment, shelter, or social welfare. Self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon, and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are also included in this category. Defense attorneys are also included in this category. - COURT / CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERRAL / DUI/DWI: Any police official, judge, prosecutor, probation officer, or other person affiliated with a Federal, State, or county judicial system. Includes referral by a court for DWI/DUI, clients referred in lieu of or for deferred prosecution, or during pretrial release, or before or after official adjudication. Includes clients on pre-parole, pre-release, work or home furlough, or TASC. Client need not be officially designated as "on parole." Includes clients referred through civil commitment. Client referrals in this category are further defined in the Supplemental Data Set item "Detailed Criminal Justice Referral (DETCRIM).
|1||INDIVIDUAL (INCLUDES SELF-REFERRAL)||3,050,632||33.6%|
|2||ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE CARE PROVIDER||955,714||10.5%|
|3||OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER||623,782||6.9%|
|6||OTHER COMMUNITY REFERRAL||830,148||9.1%|
|7||COURT/CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERRAL / DUI / DWI||3,140,364||34.6%|
Based upon 8,781,724 valid cases out of 9,079,631 total cases.
- mean: 3.94
- median: 3.00
- mode: 7.00
- minimum: 1
- maximum: 7
- standard deviation: 2.69
Location: 64-65 (width: 2; decimal: 0)
Variable Type: numeric
(Range of) Missing Values: -9
Source: This variable was taken from: Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) -- Concatenated, 1992 to 2012.
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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.