Narconon Vista Bay rehab knows that most of us have experienced addiction on some level or know somebody who has. When caught up in an addiction, it is easy to disregard the long-standing monetary impact and defend the gratification of the mental and physical cravings. It is tough to see that far ahead sometimes, and depending upon the strength of the addiction, laziness and arrogance can cause us to disregard consequences. We hope that some of the statistics below will help people to see the financial impact of starting, and encourage a deeper examination into the actual costs of addiction.
Cocaine | Narconon Vista Bay
The cost of cocaine has radically increased in the past few years. According to USAToday, the price of one uncut gram of cocaine has increased by over 47% since 2006, selling for about $140 for one gram. A cocaine addict can easily spend $100 per day on cocaine, which is about $36,400 over the course of a year. Cocaine addicts may rank the euphoric feeling as number one and place the acquisition of the drug over everything else, such as paying rent, bills, food, etc. The exhilarating high may take precedent, and can mask any concerns about money or bills, causing the habit to seem manageable.
Methamphetamines | Narconon Vista Bay
Along with cocaine costs skyrocketing, methamphetamine is proving to be one of the most costly drugs in the United States. Meth can be injected, snorted, or smoked and the average cost for one pure gram of is about $245, which is a huge jump from $133 in 2006. Meth users may spend in upwards of $1,000 per week, resulting in costs of roughly $52,000 per year. Methamphetamines are also known by other names like “Ice”, “Glass” “Shards” “Spraak” “Jib” or “Speed”. One eight ball is 3.5 grams, and can cost anywhere from $250 – $1,200, depending on its purity and the state in which it was purchased. An average addict can go through an eight ball in two or three days.
Alcohol | Narconon Vista Bay
A physical and mental dependence on alcohol can cost you more than just money. It is the primary drug of choice in the United States since it is not illegal. Social drinkers who are not even physically addicted to alcohol can spend around $600 per month on it. A person addicted to alcohol could spend $2,800 per month, depending, of course, on the amount he or she consumes. For an alcoholic, an evening at the tavern can be monetarily devastating, with astounding results. When adding up the costs of the alcohol, the possible legal expenses of the citations and criminal offenses that may be related to alcohol, the lost productivity at work, and a shorter lifespan, one study concluded that the actual cost of alcohol addiction amounts to over $37,300 per year for each individual. Most of the time, a person who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, with consequences ranging from jail time to hefty fees, commits crimes. A person who is convicted of driving under the influence will spend on average $5,540 on their legal fees and mandatory classes related to his or her DUI or DWI.
Narconon Vista Bay drug education, prevention and treatment programs offer an effective solution to drug and alcohol addiction. By teaching a person that addiction is not a disease and complete recovery can be achieved, our drug rehab program can return the individual to a healthy state. There is no disease to combat. It comes as no surprise that alternative drug treatment programs such as Narconon drug rehabilitation have a much higher success rate than the standard 12-Step drug rehabilitation program.
Please contact a counselor at Vista Bay rehab to find out more about why Narconon is such a successful drug and alcohol treatment program.