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cost of drug addiction in Texas

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Society

The Cost of Rehab Pales in Comparison to Losses from Drug-Related Crime

Drug use is estimated to cost $6,120 per second in the U.S. In the time it took you to read that sentence, more than $12,000 vanished in lost productivity, criminal justice costs and drug-related crimes. Since 2007, the National Drug Intelligence Center estimates that drug use has cost the country $193 billion. In the current economic climate, it seems as though any measure to remove these mounting losses should be carefully considered and implemented as soon as possible. Although the solution is as simple as replacing ineffective prison sentences with rehabilitation, these losses continue to mount with startling regularity.

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Drug-Related Grounds of Criminal Inadmissibility into the United States

Posted on February 17, 2010 in Alcohol and Drug News

Drug-Related Grounds of Criminal Inadmissibility into the United States

If a foreign national triggers one of the US immigration drug-related criminal grounds of inadmissibility (section 212(a)(2) of the Immigration & Nationality Act), he or she could be permanently barred from entering the US. Most drug-related criminal inadmissibility is potentially waivable for non-immigrant visas. Many of those who have been convicted of drug offenses, however, find that immigrant waivers are very hard to come by.

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