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What is the cost of drug abuse in the United States?
Information showing the economic costs associated with the use of illegal substances can be found in the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) report, The Economic Impact of Illicit Drug Use on American Society and in the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) fact sheet Cost Benefits of Investing Early In Substance Abuse Treatment and the ONDCP report, The Economic Costs of Drug Abuse in the United States, 1992-2002.

Also visit the ONDCP Web site for additional information about drug abuse.

Last Updated: April 3, 2013

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