DRUG COSTS TO SOCIETY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?