What are possible consequences of drug addiction for the individual addict?

 

What are the possible consequences of drug addiction for the family members of addicts?

 

What are the possible consequences of drug addiction for the greater society?

 

What are the related costs of drug addiction for (think outside the box...I want you to find $ amounts, and other numerical data to support your cost analysis):

 

        The individual:

 

        The family:

 

        The society:

 

Finally, what is the difference between “treatment” based policies for drug addiction and “criminal justice” based policies for drug addiction?

 

Where and what countries prescribe “treatment” based policies and “criminal justice” based policies?

 

What policy do you feel is better at addressing the societal concerns of drug addiction? Explain using specific evidence.