COSTS OF DRUG ABUSE

Karen in Costs of drug abuse
September 19, 2021

Drug Use and Addiction: The Financial Burden to Communities and Individuals

Anyone who has loved an addicted person knows: Addiction comes with enormous costs. Some of these costs are emotional and mental. The addicted person suffers from the overwhelming compulsion to use drugs and the physical sickness and deterioration that accompanies the use of alcohol and drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

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Karen in Costs of drug abuse
October 12, 2018

The Unhurried Devastation from our National Drug Problem

What if, in a flash, the entire population of Denver was vaporized? Or Seattle, Washington, D.C. or Boston? That would equal the number of Americans we lost to drug overdoses between 1999 and 2017. We take a look at this ultra-slow phenomenon that makes it hard to see this real impact of drug abuse on our country.

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Ren in Costs of drug abuse
May 28, 2018

Why Substance Abuse and Pregnancy Often Go Hand-in-Hand

Though it is a grim and miserable topic to discuss, it’s time we had a serious conversation about substance abuse and pregnancy.

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Karen in Costs of drug abuse
April 17, 2017

How Much Are YOU Paying for the Drug and Alcohol Abuse of Americans?

It’s very likely the majority of Americans think drug abuse and addiction are problems that don’t directly affect them. Unless it’s present in their household, they’re free of any effects, right? Actually, no.…

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