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Burden of addiction 

Burden of addiction
Burden of addiction

Professor David J. Nutt

and Dr Liam J. Nestor

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date: 23 June 2021

Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the world

Alcohol use is associated with massive and growing global disability in young males

Drug-related deaths are steadily increasing

The vast majority of global substance-related problems are in men

Substance addiction confers social/psychological/physical burden to the individual

Substance addiction confers significant costs to society

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