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The Costs of Methamphetamine Use : A National Estimate

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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): RAND Corporation

Author(s): Nancy Nicosia; Rosalie Liccardo Pacula; Beau Kilmer; Russell Lundberg; James Chiesa


Type: Brief


The economic cost of methamphetamine use reached more than an estimated $23 billion in 2005, mostly from the intangible burden that addiction places on dependent users and their premature mortality and from crime and criminal justice costs.