Drug and Alcohol Addiction and The Cost To Society
A recent study has shown that an investment in sobriety pays a return of 766%.
Researchers recently released the results of a study that shows that drug rehab costs are more than made up for by a reduction in crime and an increase in earnings by former addicts.
The study stated that for every $1.00 spent on drug treatment, society gained $7.66 in monetary benefits. Even without considering the well-being of the individual, it’s clear that spending taxpayer funds on addiction recovery is a sound investment.
The researchers compared the cost of residential and outpatient treatment against the cost to society of medical care, criminal activities, unemployment, decreases in productivity, mental illness and public aid.
Members of society who abuse drugs and alcohol consume a disproportionately large chunk of public funds spent on medical services and the judicial system.
The annual cost of drug addiction to society is estimated to be more than 250 billion dollars per year. It is also estimated that addiction to drugs and alcohol claims more than 500,000 lives per year.
The effects of addiction can be various and widespread and sometimes take decades to play themselves out. For instance, children of parents who suffer from addiction are more likely to suffer from addiction themselves. In addition they often have physical and psychological difficulties, which impact the fabric of society in a multitude of ways.
New Hope Recovery Center is a residential drug and alcohol treatment center, located in Chicago, Illinois (IL). New Hopes staff of addiction recovery
professionals include certified addiction counselors, doctors specializing in addiction counseling, family therapist, consulting psychiatrist, licensed clinical social workers and
other treatment professionals that include adult women and men. We provide drug addiction treatment to adults 18 and over, males, females , and counseling to parents,
spouses, siblings and other family members involved in the lives of our patients. We have been successful to help alcoholics and drug addicts suffering from alcoholism
and drug addiction from drugs that include alcohol, meth “speed”, cocaine and other stimulants, narcotic opiates such as heroin, methadone, oxyContin, vicodin,
and other narcotic painkillers, and sedative benzodiazepines. New Hope is a successful drug rehab center offering the best alcohol and drug rehabilitation treatment with
a high success rate. New Hope drug rehab center will help the alcoholic and drug addict re-acquire the ethics and morals that once existed before drugs entered into their
Metro LocationNew Hope Recovery Center
Intake and Assessment Office
2835 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, Illinois (IL) 60657
Toll Free: 888-707-4673
Suburban LocationNew Hope Recovery Center
309 Hamilton Street
Geneva, Illinois (IL) 60134
Toll Free: 888-707-4673