Socioeconomic Costs of Addiction

Health Costs of Alcohol Misuse and Dependency

You will examine the health costs of alcohol misuse and dependency. This includes alcohol misuse harms, hospital admissions and mortalities.

Health Costs of Drug Misuse and Dependency

You will examine the health costs of drug misuse and dependency. This includes alcohol misuse harms, hospital admissions and mortalities.

Harms and Risks to Families

You will investigate the harms and risks to families, loved ones, partners, and carers living with and/or supporting those with alcohol/substance misuse and dependency problems. You will also examine issues concerned with safeguarding of children and vulnerable people and parental misuse and dependency.

Socioeconomic Factors

You will examine the socioeconomic factors associated with substance and alcohol misuse and dependency. This includes contributing and associated factors such as deprivation, poverty, domestic violence and crime.

Reducing the Risks

You will learn about reducing the risks associated with alcohol and drug misuse and dependency through treatment and support services. You will also investigate strategies in place to reduce the risks of misuse and dependency on children. Finally, you will explore the wider social benefits and cost savings of risk reduction strategies and provision.