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the Cost of Addiction

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the cost of addiction

John McGregor’s addiction has become unrelenting. His constant deceit and theft to fuel his disease have left him estranged from his family. John is now living on the streets.

When a high percentage of our community become addicted to opioids, criminal behavior skyrockets and we all pay the price as a society. It is estimated that in 2007, $2.3 billion was spent on correctional facility costs to lock up addicts and another $1.5 billion was spent in policing costs associated with opioid addition across the United States.

All of us foot the bill.

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