It’s hard to find something that destroys life (social & physical) faster than addiction. While some substances provide quick highs, they also rapidly waste your body and time. The following infographic shows just how much “life” drugs cost an addict each time s/he uses.

The data was gathered by from sources including the CDC, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Some interesting statistics include:
-Smoking a pack of 20 cigarettes a day cuts ten years off a person’s life
-Drinking two or more alcoholic drinks every day cuts 23 years off a life
-Cocaine addicts lose up to 34 years, with each dose costing 5.6 hours
-Methadone users cut their lives by 38 years, and die at an average age of 41
-A heroin addiction will cut 42 years off a person’s life, killing them at age 38
-Lifetime methamphetamine users lose 42 years, each dose costing 11 hours

cigarettes will kill you infographic - Addicaid

alcohol shortens life expectancy infographic - Addicaid

cocaine addiction shortens life expectancy infographic - Addicaid

meth addiction kills infographic - Addicaid

meth kills infographic - Addicaid

heroin use cuts life expectancy in half, infographic - Addicaid

time lost to drug addiction infographic - Addicaid

days lost to drug addiction infographic - Addicaid

time and life lost to drug addiction data calculation infographic - Addicaid


If you or someone you know struggles with addiction, take the first step towards recovery with the free Addicaid app for iPhone or Android to join the recovery community today.

[h/t: treatment4addiction]

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