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

Table 7.6

Updated Cost Estimates: 1992 Estimates and Inflation- and Population-Adjusted Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for 1995 (millions of current-year dollars)

Alcohol Drugs
  1992 1995 1992 1995
Specialty alcohol and drug services $5,573 $6,660 $4,400 $5,258
Medical consequences $13,247 $15,830 $5,531 $6,623
Lost earnings - premature death $31,327 $34,921 $14,575 $16,247
Lost earnings - illness $69,209 $77,150 $15,682 $17,481
Lost earnings - crime/victims $6,461 $7,231 $39,164 $43,829
Crashes, fires, criminal justice, etc. $22,204 $24,752 $18,307 $20,407
Total $148,021 $166,543 $97,659 $109,832

Source: Analysis by The Lewin Group.
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.


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