About how much does drug abuse in the US cost each year?

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How many abused dogs are in the US each year?

hard to say. not all cases of abuse are documented or reported. There is no national database that has a number. Local shelters will have the number for the animals that they

What are the costs of drug abuse to society?

Government spending related to smoking, alcohol abuse, and illegal drugs reached $468 billion dollars in 2005: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/us/28addiction.html The cost

How much do prisoners cost each year?

Prisons cost tax payers $32 billion a year in 2005, which each inmate costing $22 thousands a year. An individual sentenced to a life term averages $1.5million in cost. States

What do you do with a drug using verbally abusive 17 year old?

We can't answer that question specifically. We do not know the adolescent, nor any of the conditions surrounding the situation. We suggest that you speak with a family service