This is a new world we all live in. Battles around the globe consume the news leaving out a private battle that millions of people fight daily. This private battle has everlasting effects on individuals, families, and friends.
The disease of addiction, either directly or indirectly, touches millions of lives daily contributing to more than $539 billion in costs annually according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Diabetes, Cancer, and Coronary Heart Disease combined only equate to approximately $412.2 billion annually.
The following sections will breakdown the distributed costs per group showing what the disease of addiction is costing society and how Intervention Rehab Centers in NJ can help.
Cancer in all forms is expensive to treat, not only on the individual but on society as well. Directly, cancer carries direct costs of approximately $77.4 billion annually just to treat. This cost is shared not only by affected families but by everyone in the form of higher premiums and treatment costs as well as public health programs due to an ever-increasing number of uninsured individuals.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 50 million individuals and about 10% of the youth population are all uninsured. The inability of individuals and families to afford or obtain health insurance directly contribute to the direct costs. Indirectly, an additional $124 billion in costs is contributed to a high mortality rate and lost productivity.
Although creating a staggering $201.5 billion in costs, Cancer is not alone in creating an economic impact by direct or indirect costs. Both directly and indirectly, Diabetes follows closely with its impact on society with its many forms and ever-increasing costs for treatment.
With a social cost impact between Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes is a major factor in public health to date. Since the development of insulin in 1921, all forms of diabetes have been treatable.
However, the effects of diabetes can be devastating if left untreated. With the high rates of the uninsured today, the costs of treatment are placed on society in the form of higher premiums and public health care programs paid for by taxes.
Contributing an estimated $171.6 billion in debt, the social impact of Diabetes alone is a hefty bill. Following suit is Coronary Heart Disease which is the most common form of heart disease and a major health concern for millions.