The Economic Impact of Illicit Drug Use on American Society
This 2011 U.S. Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center report-- prepared by Carnevale Associates, LLC. and Simeone Associates, Inc.-- examines the economic cost of illicit drug use in America, concluding that such use cost the U.S. $193 billion in 2007.
The report examines costs in three areas:
- Crime: Criminal Justice System Costs, Crime Victim Costs, Other Crime Costs
- Health: Specialty Treatment Costs, Hospital and ER Costs for Non-Homicide Cases, Hospital and ER Costs for Homicide Cases, Insurance Administration Costs, Other Health Costs
- Productivity: Labor Participation Costs, State Level Specialty Treatment Service Costs, Federal Level Specialty Treatment Service Costs, Hospitalization Costs, Incarceration Costs, Premature Mortality (Non-Homicide) Costs, Premature Mortality (Homicide) Costs
Original Publication: April 2011