Survey Reveals Costs of Substance Abuse

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Survey Reveals Costs of Substance Abuse

The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) estimates substance abuse in Wyoming costs the state more than $840 million annually.

That figure includes everything from healthcare costs, lost productivity, and supporting the habit itself. Tobacco collectively costs $689 million per year, while drug abuse vouches for another $391 million. Wyoming Public Media reported those who abuse drugs and alcohol and smokers get sick more often, which leads to more absenteeism. Also, if someone comes to work even slightly impaired or hung over, they’re less productive.

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