“Ensuring economic prosperity is one of the most important things we can do to secure a bright future for our country; but although most people have no trouble understanding how heroin addiction hurts the people who abuse it and their family members, pinpointing exactly how heroin addiction hurts the economy can be more complicated. A recent study highlights several big-picture ways heroin addiction hurts our economy, from medical care to losses in workforce productivity. Here are three invisible costs associated with heroin addiction you should know about.
Medical Costs, Productivity Loss, and Criminal Activity.
The total financial cost of medical care, productivity loss, and criminal activity associated with heroin addiction adds up to an unbelievable $21.7 billion dollars.”
Read more at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201602/money-talks-three-ways-heroin-addiction-hurts-the-economy
Source: Psychology Today – February 19, 2016