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The Societal Costs of Meth Addiction

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The physical effects of meth addiction are easy to see on a user. But did you know that meth addiction also exacts a significant financial toll? It isn’t only the individual user’s finances that suffer; the U.S. economy as a whole suffers heavy losses each year due to meth addiction.

As you’ll learn by watching this video, meth use has become increasingly prevalent in the U.S. A 2005 study estimated meth addiction costs the country more than $23.4 billion each year, although some experts say that number is too low. More recent estimates state that the costs of meth today could be as high as $48 billion.

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