Substance Abuse Prevention Dollars and Cents: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

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This report summarizes existing estimates of the cost of substance abuse and its damaging consequences. These cost estimates are used to evaluate the benefits of prevention in existing cost-benefit analyses and are available for use in new analyses. The estimates reviewed highlight the total annual cost of substance abuse from a number of perspectives including social cost and the direct costs to State government. The social perspective includes everyone’s costs and benefits: People who abuse substances, family members, the general public, communities, and all level of government (Federal, State, and local).

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Date Added: 11/01/09
Inventory #: SMA07-4298

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