8 doctors weighed in:

What are the social consequences of drug addiction?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Loss of individual productivity, disruptions of the family unit causing society to support the family, behavioral consequences to the addicts family , criminal consequences, the least of which are thefts, murders, etc.
Most serious is the loss of life from unintended overdoses with multiple other consequences.

In brief: Many

Loss of individual productivity, disruptions of the family unit causing society to support the family, behavioral consequences to the addicts family , criminal consequences, the least of which are thefts, murders, etc.
Most serious is the loss of life from unintended overdoses with multiple other consequences.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Poverty/Disease/Jail

Substance abuse and delinquency are strongly correlated and often result in involvement with negative peer groups, as well problems in school and at home.
Drug addiction has a dreadfully widespread reach: from dealing with unpredictable and often dangerous addicts at home to the staggering expenses incurred by individuals and societies as a whole.

In brief: Poverty/Disease/Jail

Substance abuse and delinquency are strongly correlated and often result in involvement with negative peer groups, as well problems in school and at home.
Drug addiction has a dreadfully widespread reach: from dealing with unpredictable and often dangerous addicts at home to the staggering expenses incurred by individuals and societies as a whole.
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