Cocaine- DON'T DO IT!

By:Bailee Allen

Effects of Society

The effects of cocaine on society can be seen in drug-related crime problems. Cocaine use can disrupt neighbourhoods with violence among drug dealers, threats to residents, and the crimes of the addicts themselves. In some neighbourhoods, younger children are recruited as lookouts for the police and helpers because of the lighter sentences given to juvenile offender.

Effects on Family and Friends

Cocaine addiction makes users behave in ways that hurt the very people they are closest to because of the way it controls their thoughts and priorities. Cocaine takes their money, demands their attention, and threatens their values.

Cost of Society to Monitor and Controlling Cocaine Users

Treatment costs ranged from a

low of $1,800 per client to a high of approximately $6,800 per client.



The evaluation found that the average cost of placing a participant in DTAP, including the costs of residential treatment, vocational training an support services was $32,974—half the average cost of $64,338 if the participant had been sent to serve the average term of imprisonment for participants, 25 months.