DRUG COSTS TO SOCIETY

Ren in Drug-Related News
October 26, 2021

South Carolina Prosecutor Sends Addicts to Treatment, Not Jail

A South Carolina prosecutor is using a federal grant to send drug addicts who’ve committed nonviolent crimes into treatment programs, not incarceration. It is becoming more and more common for people addicted to drugs to be directed towards treatment, not jail.

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Karen in Drug-Related News
October 12, 2021

The Impact of Drug Use and Addiction on America’s Health

We know that families suffer terrible losses as a result of drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. But how does this situation affect our nation's health as a whole? We will catalog some of the impacts of this social problem.

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Karen in Drug Rehab
April 21, 2020

Is Drug Rehab Worth the Cost?

The cost of a good rehab can be daunting to a family… Foresight can save a family many tens of thousands of dollars and perhaps even lives.

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Ren in Information on U.S. States
July 19, 2019

Deaths from Drugs, Alcohol, and Suicide at All-Time Highs

Dying is just a part of the life cycle. But the circumstances under which people die can be significant, especially when avoidable. Death rates from drugs, alcohol, and suicide are at all-time highs. These death rates are higher than they ever have been since recording for such deaths began in 1999.

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Karen in Information on U.S. States
March 21, 2019

The Real Cost of Marijuana—A 200 Billion Dollar Problem

Does marijuana use relieve nausea or cause it? For as many as 2.75 million people each year, it may cause not only nausea but also severe abdominal pain and intense vomiting. But the treatment is simple: Stop smoking pot.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
December 10, 2018

The Dangers of “Exploring Oneself“ Through Drug Use

We live in a society that makes drug use “cool” and “hip.” Marijuana is the “cool” thing to do now, and people who pop pills at parties are a part of the “in” crowd.

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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 Information on U.S. States
August 2, 2018

The Costs of the Addiction Epidemic

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the total economic blow that the nation is struck with every year from the drug and alcohol addiction problem now numbers in at more than seventy-eight billion dollars a year. Yes, that is an annual cost.

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Karen in Drug Rehabilitation
April 9, 2015

Why a New Culture of Sobriety is Needed and Makes Sense

Imagine, for a moment, that we could magically transform our current culture into one that wholeheartedly supports sobriety. What would that look like and what would happen to those who are now dependent on, abusing or addicted to drugs or alcohol?

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
March 14, 2014

What Are the Economic Costs of Drug Abuse?

How much do drugs really cost the United States? We all know that drugs are taking a major toll on society, but what is the real impact that they have on our country?

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