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
American Society of Addiction Medicine
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test
National Institutes of Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Anxiety Disorders of America
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Bipolar Disorder (NIMH)
National Institute of Mental Health
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
American Psychiatric Association
National Foundation for Depressive Illness
American Psychological Association
National Mental Health Association
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society
Mental Health Screening Tools
VIA Character Strengths