More than 27 million Americans―one in nine―abuse at least one substance.

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

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

NDIC 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 their arrest.

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

Annual Financial Burden in United States

Tobacco: $300 billion

Alcohol: $249 billion

Illicit Dugs: $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

Psych Central
https://psychcentral.com/

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/

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
http://www.add.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 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

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