Skip Navigation

Link to  the National Institutes of Health  
The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction from the National Institute on Drug Abuse Archives of the National Institute on Drug Abuse web site
Go to the Home page
   

The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Table 5.1

Lost Potential Productivity Due to Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1992 (millions of dollars)

Lost Earnings due to: Total Alcohol Drug

Premature death (mortality)

$45,902 $31,327 $14,575

Alcohol and drug abuse illness (morbidity)

$80,911 $66,706 $14,205

Institutionalized/hospital populations

$2,990 $1,513 $1,477

Fetal alcohol syndrome victims

$990 $990 NA

Victims of crime

$3,071 $1,012 $2,059

Incarceration

$23,356 $5,449 $17,907

Crime careers

$19,198 - $19,198
Total $176,418 $106,997 $69,421

Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding. Mortality estimates use the present discounted value of expected lifetime productivity, discounted by 6 percent.


[Home Page][Economic Costs Index][Use the Back Button on Your Browser to Return to the Previous Page]

Archive Home | Accessibility | Privacy | FOIA (NIH) | Current NIDA Home Page
National Institutes of Health logo_Department of Health and Human Services Logo The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Questions? See our Contact Information. . The U.S. government's official web portal