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About how much does drug abuse in the US cost each year?
About 2-5 million people die from drug each year all over the world.
10,000 animals are abused in the US every year.
One every 18 seconds. see links below
3 times as many people die each year from this than illegal drugs.
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…t to employers is about $100 billion every year: http://www.hrhero.com/audio/substance_abuse/ So, if you add these up it comes to an estimated $568 billion dollars annually.
$181 Billion dollars
484 Billion Dollars...
About $34.3 million (as of 2006 and this was a reduction down from about $113.4 million). Check this out: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS22771.pdf
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…s counselor and explore the possibility of getting him into treatment. Apart from that, when you can legally remove him or her from the household, you should do so. Allowing them to live at home and abuse you only encourages their behavior. Finally, we suggest some Al-Anon or NarAnon meetings. You can find links to meeting schedules below this answer. They are support groups for people with addicted family members, and their information could be very helpful.
185 billion dollars