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Table 18. Estimated Costs to Society of Drug Abuse,19922000 ($ Millions)

Year

Health care costs

Productivity losses

Other costs

Total

1992 

10,820

69,421

21,912

102,154

1993 

11,114

77,972

22,410

111,496

1994 

11,279

82,685

24,440

118,404

1995 

11,305

88,085

27,120

126,510

1996 

11,428

92,423

27,444

131,295

1997 

12,085

94,470

30,526

137,082

1998 

12,862

98,467

32,083

143,411

19991

13,860

104,353

34,295

152,508

20001

14,899

110,491

35,274

160,664

1Figures for 1999 and 2000 are projections based on observable trends for 1992 through 1998.

Source: Office of National Drug Control Policy. The Economic Costs of Drug Abuse in the United States, 1992-2000 (September 2001).




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