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Chances are that you know someone who currently struggling, or has struggled, with addiction. Best Masters in Counseling has created an infographic detailing some of the statistics behing drug addiction, along with the costs and benefits of treatment.

Addiction is damaging to the body’s health, but it can also be ruinous to the wallet. Let’s look at the financial costs associated with drug addiction and treatment, which for most people includes counseling. The following infographic shows the relation between drugs and money and provides shocking statistics. As stated in the infographic below, the annual costs related to substance abuse and addiction, including lost productivity and health- and crime-related costs is $600 billion. Futhermore, 2 in 3 drugs are employed.

Finally, drug addiction is expensive. Unfortunately, so is drug treatment. But it is worth it!

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Source: http://www.bestmastersincounseling.com/drug-addiction/

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