The Correlation Between Drug Abuse And Healthcare Costs

A study conducted by an organization known as Monitoring the Future, found that 47% of teenagers had involved used illegal drugs before they completed high school. This is not only a problem attributed to the youth, since it is found in adults too. Illegal drugs have a detrimental effect on the livelihoods of the people who use them, making it a national concern. People have lost their lives, and caused untold pain to those who are around them. These drugs have also led to a high level of crime, an issue, which has led to the formation of enforcement agencies, to fight the vice. There is a significant relationship between Drug Abuse and Health Care Cost.

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The Dangers of Drug Abuse

Drug abuse and trafficking has been a large problem for a very long time. This problem has become worse with the addition of more drugs that can be abused over the years. One of these relatively newer drugs is hydrocodone.

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South Africa on Top of the List for Drug Abused Countries

Unfortunately Drug Abuse is a common problem in society today, and on a global scale, the drug problem isn’t restricted to just one or two of the poorer countries. One of the countries that are most affected by the rise in drug use is South Africa, where in the last decade, drug use has increased by a massive 600%, according to: ABC.net. Dr David Bayever, a specialist in the field of drug abuse, claims that at least 15% of South African’s are now battling with a drug abuse problem, and this number is only continuing to rise.

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