Economic Impact and Summary




One study from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts found that the average costs of treating an opioid overdose victim in an intensive care unit jumped 58% between 2009 and 2015

2015 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Study

In 2015 the average cost among 162 academic hospitals was $92,400 per patient in intensive care

The U.S. spent nearly $8 billion noncriminal justice-related costs due to selling and consuming opioids, which was almost entirely a cost to state and local governments


The Impact on American Employers


In this module, L.E.A.D. educators were able to
  • Identify the impact of drug abuse on economies, the legal system, and communities
  • Understand the relationship between drug use and incarceration
  • Explore potential strategies to address drug crime

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