|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$607||Benefits minus costs||$9,118|
|Participants||$921||Benefit to cost ratio||$24.29|
|Others||$162||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||$7,820||benefits greater than the costs||66 %|
|Net program cost||($391)|
|Benefits minus cost||$9,118|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Property loss associated with alcohol abuse or dependence||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Labor market earnings associated with illicit drug abuse or dependence||$493||$1,086||$0||$7,914||$9,493|
|Health care associated with illicit drug abuse or dependence||$256||$44||$230||$128||$658|
|Labor market earnings associated with PTSD||($87)||($192)||$0||$0||($279)|
|Health care associated with PTSD||($55)||($18)||($68)||($26)||($168)|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$1||($196)||($196)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$526||2013||Present value of net program costs (in 2015 dollars)||($391)|
|Comparison costs||$141||2013||Cost range (+ or -)||10 %|
|Estimated Cumulative Net Benefits Over Time (Non-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 non-discounted dollars to simplify the “break-even” point from a budgeting perspective. 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.|
|Meta-Analysis of Program Effects|
|Outcomes measured||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 abuse or dependence||2||72||0.009||0.175||41||0.000||0.187||44||0.009||0.957|
|Illicit drug abuse or dependence||5||346||-0.058||0.093||41||-0.098||0.131||42||-0.058||0.535|
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