The Cost of Drug Use to Society

As I indicated in my last post, I have been studying in the field of Substance Abuse. I would like to share some facts that are not only interesting, but important to understanding the effects that drugs (Prescription and non-prescription) have on our society. Regarding the cost of drug use to our society, it is estimated that the typical narcotic habit costs the user approximately $150.00 a day to support his or her addiction. He or she needs about $54,750 per year just to maintain the drug supply. Regarding crimes related to drugs: theft of personal property-primarily burglary and shoplifting and less commonly, assault and robbery often muggings are crimes committed to support an addiction

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