The cost of addiction to hard drugs

Several factors compound toll on community.

More often than not, the aftermath of illicit drug use stretches far beyond coming down from a temporary high. The after-effects can consume the life of a person, often causing addiction and manifesting into a costly, impactful decision. The choice to use doesn’t just impact the user, rather there is a ripple effect that reaches first responders, court systems, family members, friends and, even, communities as a whole.

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