$2.36 Billion dollars. That is the economic cost of substance misuse in New Hampshire according to a new report released today by the non-profit advocacy organization New Futures and PolEcon Research.

The long awaited report, which details the economic impact of alcohol and other drug misuse in New Hampshire in 2014, concludes that the overall annual cost of substance misuse exceeds $2.35 billion, not including $604 million in costs related to premature deaths as a result of substance use disorder. The report also reveals the tremendous impact the New Hampshire Health Protection Program has had on curbing the overall economic cost of substance misuse. Please find a full copy of the report below.


The Corrosive Effects of Alcohol and Drug Misuse on NH's Workforce and Economy takes a close look at the financial impact that the substance misuse crisis had on the Granite State up to 2012. New Futures partnered with PolEcon Research to determine that New Hampshire's business industry alone lost more than $1 billion in a single year. Please find a full copy of this report and a condensed executive summary below as well.