It’s hard to find something that destroys life (social and physical) faster than drug use. While these substances can provide euphoric highs, they can also lay waste to the body in an extremely rapid fashion. Below we’ve estimated just how much “life” these drugs could cost each time a chronic user shoots up, takes a bump, pops a pill, or takes a hit.

From cigarettes to cocaine, it shows readers  the very real time machine many users step into each day. For example, here’s heroin use by the numbers:

  • 5 average life expectancy
  • 2 number of years of life lost for chronic users
  • 5 years is the average length of their addiction

Killing You Softly: How Much Life Do You Lose By Using Drugs?

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Infographic Source: treatment4addiction.com