Corpus ID: 80496400

Societal Burden of Substance Abuse

  title={Societal Burden of Substance Abuse},
  author={J. Caulkins and Anna Kasunic and Michael A. C. Lee},
  journal={International public health journal},
IntroductionSubstance abuse kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, and sends hundreds of thousands more to the emergency room; for illegal drugs, black market violence adds to the toll. Billions are spent on drug treatment and on treating associated medical complications, including HIV/AIDS. Substance abuse is implicated in a large proportion of child abuse and neglect cases, and is common among youth and young adults; the 2010 National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates… Expand

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