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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cost of Substance Abuse in Wyoming

The study was funded by the Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division to provide the evidence needed to make informed decisions concerning the allocation of limited funding. COI studies are useful for measuring the economic burden of abused substances on society. Government agencies routinely use them to justify and prioritize prevention, intervention, and research programs. Whereas COI studies are common for one substance, this study is unusual in that WYSAC researchers estimated the economic burden for three substances in the same year using the same methodology and assumptions providing a conservative, unbiased assessment of the costs of substance abuse in Wyoming.

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