The societal burden of the opioid crisis estimated at $1 trillion in 2017

2/28/21–This study found that the overall estimated cost of opioid use disorder and fatal opioid overdoses was $1.2 trillion in 2017, with 85% of this burden from the value of the reduced quality of life from opioid use disorder and life lost to opioid overdose, while lost productivity was estimated at $100 billion, healthcare costs were estimated at $34.8 billion, and criminal justice costs estimated at $14.8 billion. Read