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IMPACT

Total cost of smoking includes $170 billion annually in direct medical costs for adults and more than $156 billion in lost productivity due to effects of secondhand smoke and premature death.

Binge drinking accounts for $191 billion annually.

More than 27 million Americansone in nineabuse at least one substance.

Only 3 million Americans receive substance abuse treatment.

Substance abuse is directly related to spread of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C, fatal overdose, effects on unborn children, crime, unemployment, domestic abuse, divorce and homelessness.

Drug abuse costs the nation more than $120 billion per year in lost productivity.

According to National Drug Intelligence Center estimates, drug abuse accounts for $49 billion in reduced workdays, $48 billion in incarceration expenses and $4 billion due to premature deaths.

National Drug Intelligence Center estimates annual cost of drug-related crime in the United States is more than $61 billion with criminal justice comprising $56 billion of that cost.

70% of arrestees test positive for illicit substances at the time of arrest.

Annual cost of emergency department visits related to drug abuse is $161 million.

A 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health concluded more than 20 million people 16 years or older drove after drinking alcohol. 11.8 million drove after taking illicit drugs.

Annual Financial Burden in United States

Tobacco$300 billion

Alcohol$249 billion

Illicit Drugs$193 billion

Prescription opioids$78.5 billion

 

RESOURCES

American Society of Addiction Medicine

https://www.asam.org

National Institute on Drug Abuse

https://www.drugabuse.gov

Alcoholics Anonymous

https://www.aa.org

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

https://www.niaaa.nih.gov

Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test

https://www.integration.samhsa.gov/clinical-practice/sbirt/Mast.pdf

National Institutes of Mental Health

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

https://www.samhsa.gov

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

https://adaa.org

Anxiety Disorders of America

http://www.adaa.org

Bipolar Disorder (NIMH)

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml

National Institute of Mental Health

http://www.nimh.nih.gov

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

http://www.ndmda.org

American Psychiatric Association

http://www.psych.org

National Foundation for Depressive Illness

http://www.depression.org

American Psychological Association

http://www.apa.org

National Council on Problem Gambling

http://www.ncpgambling.org

Gamblers Anonymous

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org

Gam-Anon

http://www.gam-anon.org

Institute for Problem Gambling

http://www.gamblingproblem.net

National Mental Health Association

http://www.nmha.org

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

https://beckinstitute.org

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society

https://www.umassmed.edu/cfm

Mental Health Screening Tools

https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools

VIA Character Strengths

http://www.viacharacter.org/character-strengths