The Price Tag of Heroin in America: $51 Billion

If you’re hooked on heroin, you’ll spend an average of $150 a day to support your habit. That’s nearly $55,000 per year. Heroin abuse comes with a pretty hefty price tag, unfortunately personal financial burden isn’t the only cash-flow issue left in its wake. Recent research revealed heroin abuse in the US cost our nation…

When it comes to heroin, the ultimate cost our nation's paying is astounding.

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Smoking During Treatment: A Growing Problem

Years ago, while I was in a nine-month substance abuse treatment program, I realized that everyone around me had one thing in common – they smoked. In fact, their lives seemed to revolve around their next cigarette, so much so that they weren’t putting their focus on where it should have been – their sobriety….

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