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About how much does drug abuse in the US cost each year?

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What are the costs of drug abuse to society?

Government spending related to smoking, alcohol abuse, and illegal drugs reached $468 billion dollars in 2005: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/us/28addiction.html  The cos

What do you do with a drug using verbally abusive 17 year old?

We can't answer that question specifically. We do not know the adolescent, nor any of the conditions surrounding the situation. We suggest that you speak with a family service