Drug Addiction: What Does it Cost the Economy-and You?
Do you ever wonder if you might be addicted to drugs? Do you regularly take drugs? Drug addiction is a sinister disease that can sneak up on people. Do you find yourself thinking about drugs a lot? Do you spend a lot of money on drugs? Not only is that a warning sign of addiction, but it can also put you in tremendous financial hardship. Have you ever took stock of how much your drug habit is costing you-and how much it's costed you over the years? But it's not just you. The US economy suffers from billions of dollars being siphoned off by foreign drug cartels-often to fund unbelievable mafia activities in Mexico. Click here to learn more about how much drug addiction is costing the United States overall.
Drug Market Drains Money to Foreign Drug Cartels
The United States is sending enormous amounts of money to Mexican cartels in exchange for the illegal drugs the glut the market. According to NPR, "The U.S. State Department reported in 2013 that Mexican drug mafias send to Mexico between $19 billion and $29 billion a year from proceeds of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines sold in the United States." And it's having a huge effect in Mexico, too. The former governor of Sinaloa estimated that up to 62 percent of the state's economy was fueled by drug money. Click here to learn more about cartels.
Drugs Could Cost You Your Job
All illegal drugs can severely harm a person's life. A positive test for any illegal drug can result in losing the opportunity for a job. An addiction to drugs can be the same as a sentence to extreme poverty, from the enormous cost of the drugs themselves to lost employment opportunities and the closing down of avenues to career advancement. Many industries are struggling to expand and grow with the right workforce, which is unfortunate given the current level of unemployment.
How to Reclaim Your Life with Drug Rehab
Are you trying to quit using illegal drugs like cocaine, meth, heroin, marijuana, PCP, or Molly? Or are you struggling with abuse of prescription medication such as painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet, or Vicodin? Well, the good news is that there is a way to get clean. Experts agree that a good program of treatment can be very effective in helping addicts break their habits. Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn more about how our PA rehab center, close to OH, PA, NJ, NY, DE, and MD, can help you get clean. Click here to learn more about how our drug treatment programs can help you turn your life around.