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The cost of cocaine addiction treatment (INFOGRAPHIC)

The cost of cocaine addiction treatment (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Cocaine is pricey

And…so is addiction. In fact, expenses surrounding illegal drug use cost the U.S. around $193B each year. Check out this infographic and see how investing in addiction treatment is worth its cost.

 

How much does cocaine cost?

A bump of coke costs anywhere from $3-4. A moderate-to-good-quality gram of cocaine at street price can cost you $40 – $80, occasionally $90 – $100 depending on your geographic area and the level of cocaine purity. An eightball will most likely cost you anywhere from $150 for bad quality cocaine up to $250 for very good quality coke.

Q: How much does cocaine set YOU back?

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A: A $100 daily cocaine habit will personally cost you around $36,500 in one year’s time.

But, you can do your own calculations. Simply multiply the average price of your cocaine purchases with the frequency of use. For example, let’s say that you buy a gram of cocaine to use on the weekends. That is about 2 days in the week, and there are 52 weeks in a year. The average price for a gram is $80, which multiplied would turn out to be more than $4,000 a year.

Cocaine use vs. addiction treatment

Studies done state by state have found that providing adequate mental health and addiction treatment to cocaine users can significantly reduce healthcare costs and Medicaid spending. Moreover, the likelihood of being arrested, as well as the chances of felony convictions were also lowered significantly.

Q: But, aren’t cocaine addiction programs expensive?

A: Actually, NO.

By investing in quality treatment, you will be saving a lot of money that you spend buying cocaine. Here is how much are the average estimated costs for different types of treatment:

  • Outpatient cocaine rehab – $140 a day (without insurance)
  • Long term residential cocaine rehab – $670 per day (again, out of pocket expenses)
  • Short term residential cocaine rehab – $700-800 per day (most expensive option)

In fact, investing in treatment is beneficial for the economy of our country too. Research indicates that for every $1 spend on substance abuse treatment we can save $4 in healthcare costs, and $7 in criminal justice costs, reduced crime, and reduced theft.

Cocaine treatment cost questions

Would you like to learn more about the toll long term cocaine use can have on your health? Interested in getting into treatment? We welcome your questions in the comments section at the end of the page. We try to provide all legitimate inquiries with a personal and prompt response.

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