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Why is Substance Abuse a problem?

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Asked: 2018-04-15 02:46:01
I hear all these discussions about the problem of substance abuse, but why is it such a huge problem? Surely if someone wants to get high, that’s up to them?


Answered: 2018-04-15 19:21:14

Substance abuse causes higher taxes, people paying more for healthcare and lost productivity. It costs the US around $820 million a year – not small change!


Answered: 2018-04-15 21:17:33

It causes lots of problems in society – crime goes up, people lose their jobs, people take more sick days, disease is spread from needle use, communities break down, people die from overdose. It is a huge problem, and it’s talked about because the government need to find ways to tackle it.

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