Buying drugs or alcohol has an immediate financial cost – but that’s only a fraction of its true price. Use this infographic to find out what you’re really paying to feed your addiction.

Cost of Addiction


  • For every minute spent in active addiction, the consequences on your finances, time and stress levels pile higher.
  • Did you know you’re paying hidden costs every time you buy drugs or alcohol?

Addiction is expensive in more ways than one.

You might have a vague idea of how much money you’re spending on your substance of choice – but the actual price you’re paying is probably much higher than you realise.

Do you know what using really costs?

Read on to find out.

Calculating the True Cost of Your Addiction

The costs of addiction span every area of your life – yet all too often, they go unnoticed.

After all, addiction has a tendency to consume all in its path. And when you’re busy fighting fires, you don’t have the time or energy to calculate what you’re losing by using.

Fortunately, you don’t have to.

The infographic below examines the many hidden costs of addiction, and spells out what they mean for you and your family:

CTA Cost of Addiction

And those are just the direct costs.

Indirectly, your addiction might cost you:

  • Your job, costing you income and hindering your future prospects
  • Years of your life, if you’re convicted of a crime and incarcerated
  • Interest payments on bills that you put off paying so you could use instead
  • More money on health and life insurance, due to addiction-associated health conditions
  • Your marriage and associated costs of divorce
  • Extra money every time you use, in the form of substance-induced impulse spending

Freeze the Costs of Your Addiction Today

For every minute spent in active addiction, the consequences on your finances, time and stress levels pile higher.

But there’s good news: even if you only use occasionally, the short-term cost of treatment is dramatically lower than the lifetime costs of addiction. And you have the power to freeze those costs right where they are at this moment.

Take action now. Contact us to learn how getting treatment can help you sidestep the costs of addiction for the rest of your life.

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