Drugs Vs. Jobs: The Correlation Between Unemployment And Addiction
The stress, fear, depression and overabundance of free time that occurs from being unemployed has been known to increase a person’s risk of falling into a substance abuse problem. This video shows just how much unemployment and drugs are intertwined. We broke the numbers down by age groups, employment status, ethnicity, and by year from 2003-2012.
Unemployment and addiction creates a vicious cycle that traps a person in poverty and a dangerous lifestyle. If you or a loved one needs help getting out of this cycle, contact 12 Keys Recovery to talk with our expert staff about how we can help.
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Substance Abuse & Mental Illness Services Administration
National Center for Biotechnology Information
The New York Times
Bureau of Labor Statistics