Is there really an epidemic of addiction in the United States? Demi Lovato recently spoke out about her own battle with drug abuse, and Nichole M. Tucker has gathered statistics on the entire country which show that Demi Lovato may be on to something. Just how bad is it?
“Based on the most up-to-date data, addiction costs the United States a lot of money. As of August 2015, tobacco use costs an average of $160 billion per year and is followed by alcohol, which costs about $25 billion. Illicit drugs like the cocaine that Demi Lovato found herself victim to, costs America about $11 billion each year.” -Nichole M. Tucker
Read Tucker’s article here on The Inquisitr.