The costs of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use are high and are, in fact, among the most expensive health issues, all ranking within the top ten health problems in the United States. Social and societal costs are high as well, with lost earnings, crime, accidents, medical costs and treatment for addiction.

“The total annual costs to society for substance abuse are $510.8 billion.”

Prevention is very cost effective. It is estimated that for every dollar spent on prevention, society benefits by saving from $10 to $18 in health and social services. Prevention helps make healthier communities, families and employees.

Please consider the giving opportunities below:

• $800 would pay for a drug collection box
• $100 buys educational materials about Rx drug and heroin use for 1,000 households
• $50 buys educational materials on inhalants for 100 families with young children
• $30 will purchase 1,000 stickers for Project Sticker Shock
• As little as $20 can provide supplies for art therapy classes

Checks can be mailed to:
Kenton County Alliance
PO Box 188135
Erlanger, KY 41018