The Substance Use Disorder Calculator
The Substance Use Disorder Calculator is an online tool that can help you estimate the prevalence of alcohol, illicit drug, and prescription pain medication abuse or dependence in your population.
Alcohol is by far the most widely used drug in the United States: over 8% of employed adult workers and almost 11% of adults with Medicaid or no health insurance either abuse or are dependant on alcohol. Approximately 15% of Americans 12 years or older have used illegal drugs in the past year and approximately 6 million have used prescription pain medications non-medically.
By investing in substance use treatment, employers and payers can reduce their overall costs. Substance use disorders cost the nation an estimated $276 billion a year, with a significant amount of this expense resulting from lost productivity and increased health care spending.Use this calculator to learn about the effects and costs of substance use disorders in both the workplace and in uninsured populations.