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

Table 7.5

Changes in Inflation- and Population-Adjusted Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Between Present Study and Rice et al. (1990) (millions of 1992 dollars)

Alcohol Drugs
 

1985 1992 1985 1992
Specialty alcohol and drug services $10,172 $5,573 $3,735 $4,400
Medical consequences $4,935 $13,247 $226 $5,531
Lost earnings - premature death $34,573 $31,327 $4,740 $14,575
Lost earnings - illness $39,482 $69,209 $8,694 $15,682
Lost earnings - crime/victims $4,564 $6,461 $27,753 $39,164
Crashes, fires, criminal justice, etc. $10,307 $22,204 $18,537 $18,307
Total $104,033 $148,021 $63,685 $97,659

Sources: 1985 estimates from Rice et al. (1990); 1992 estimates by The Lewin Group.
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding. Rice et al. (1990) estimates for 1985 adjusted for increases in population and relevant prices.


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