|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$19||Benefits minus costs||($3,039)|
|Participants||$17||Benefit to cost ratio||($0.45)|
|Others||$21||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($1,001)||benefits greater than the costs||39 %|
|Net program cost||($2,094)|
|Benefits minus cost||($3,039)|
|Meta-Analysis of Program Effects|
|Outcomes measured||Treatment age||No. of effect sizes||Treatment N||Adjusted effect sizes(ES) and standard errors(SE) used in the benefit - cost analysis||Unadjusted effect size (random effects model)|
|First time ES is estimated||Second time ES is estimated|
Alcohol use disorder
Clinical diagnosis of alcohol use disorder or symptoms measured on a validated scale.
Substance use disorder^
A non-specified alcohol or drug use disorder. Typically, a collection of different types of disorders reported by study authors.
Cannabis use disorder
Clinical diagnosis of cannabis use disorder or symptoms measured on a validated scale.
Cannabis use before end of high school^^
Any use of cannabis by the end of high school, typically between ages 14 and 18.
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Affected outcome:||Resulting benefits:1||Benefits accrue to:|
|Alcohol use disorder||Criminal justice system||$2||$0||$7||$1||$11|
|Labor market earnings associated with alcohol abuse or dependence||$3||$8||$0||$0||$12|
|Property loss associated with alcohol abuse or dependence||$0||$1||$2||$0||$3|
|Mortality associated with alcohol||$2||$6||$0||$39||$47|
|Cannabis use disorder||Health care associated with cannabis abuse or dependence||$11||$2||$12||$5||$30|
|Program cost||Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($1,047)||($1,047)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$1,968||2015||Present value of net program costs (in 2018 dollars)||($2,094)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2015||Cost range (+ or -)||10 %|
Benefits Minus Costs
Benefits by Perspective
Taxpayer Benefits by Source of Value
|Benefits Minus Costs Over Time (Cumulative Discounted Dollars)|
|The graph above illustrates the estimated cumulative net benefits per-participant for the first fifty years beyond the initial investment in the program. We present these cash flows in discounted dollars. If the dollars are negative (bars below $0 line), the cumulative benefits do not outweigh the cost of the program up to that point in time. The program breaks even when the dollars reach $0. At this point, the total benefits to participants, taxpayers, and others, are equal to the cost of the program. If the dollars are above $0, the benefits of the program exceed the initial investment.|
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