Croakey: Cost of addiction in Australia highlights urgent need for investment in drug reform



Addiction in Australia last year was estimated to cost $80 billion, according to a new report launched at Parliament House this morning.


The report titled Understanding the cost of addiction in Australia by KPMG and Rethink Addiction highlight the significant costs associated with alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling, including on workplace and household productivity, harmful consumption and healthcare.


Read at Croakey.