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What does it cost to ignore youth substance abuse?

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http://www.fgta.ca/docs/0-2012-ccsa-Investing-in-youth-substance-abuse-prevention-en.pdf
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This study, A Case for Investing in Youth Substance Abuse Prevention, brings together the answers to questions that are important to Canadians as taxpayers and as community members who cherish young people:

1. Are drugs and alcohol especially toxic for individuals aged 12-24, and does the consumption pattern for that age range affect the risk?

2. What do the ill effects of substance abuse cost Canada in lost productivity, the spoils of crime, chronic illness, burdens on the justice system, and other outcomes?