SOCIAL COSTS

Over $500 Billion A Year

The adverse effects of homelessness and substance abuse cost America over half a trillion dollars each year in healthcare, criminal justice, legal, and lost workplace production costs.

(Office on National Drug Control Policy)

60,000 Die Of Drug Overdose Each Year

(Hope Recovery Center, 2016)

Over 100 Mortalities Each Day

The rate has tripled over the last 20 years

(https://addictioncenter.com/addiction/addictioon-statistics/)

Overdose Is The Leading Cause of Death For Americans Under 50

(Hope Recovery Center, 2016)

Annual Opioid Deaths Will Top 82,000 By 2025 With The Total Reaching 700,000

Interventions will help lower the incidence of prescription opioid misuse but only by 3 to 5.3 percent

Over 5 Million Emergency Room Visits Are Drug-Related

(https://addictioncenter.com/addiction/addictioon-statistics/, 2011)

Incarceraton Is Often A Revolving Door

Nearly half of the homeless have been previously incarcerated and three of four of those arrested and released will be arrested again within five years.

22.1 Million Adults Meet The Criteria For A Drug Or Alcohol Use Disorder

22.1 million represents almost 9 percent of all American adults (defined as 12 or older). Disorders include illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and marijuana as well as the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs such as pain relievers and sedatives.

(National Survey On Drug Use and Health, 2016)

2.6 Million With Addictions Are Dependent On Both Alcohol And Illicit Drugs

(https://addictioncenter.com/addiction/addictioon-statistics/)

8 Million American Adults Battle Both A Mental Health Disorder And A Substance Use Disorder

(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014)

Yet Another Epidemic: The Kickback

With the growing number of drug treatment facilities, many unscrupulous players in the treatment industry are practicing kickback schemes known as Patient Brokering.” In return for referring a patient to a drug treatment facility, the broker receives a generous compensation of $500 to $5,000.