|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$1,558||Benefits minus costs||$4,579|
|Participants||$3,140||Benefit to cost ratio||$17.97|
|Others||$158||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($6)||benefits greater than the costs||93 %|
|Net program cost||($270)|
|Benefits minus cost||$4,579|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Labor market earnings associated with problem alcohol use||$1,412||$3,109||$0||$55||$4,577|
|Property loss associated with problem alcohol use||$0||$4||$8||$0||$12|
|Health care associated with problem alcohol use||$95||$17||$91||$48||$251|
|Health care associated with emergency department visits||$49||$9||$57||$24||$140|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($135)||($135)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$205||2000||Present value of net program costs (in 2015 dollars)||($270)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2000||Cost range (+ or -)||20 %|
|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|
|Illicit drug use||9||1773||-0.155||0.073||39||-0.021||0.109||41||-0.155||0.033|
|Drinking and driving||2||543||-0.307||0.284||39||-0.042||0.426||41||-0.307||0.279|
|Emergency department visits||2||784||-0.125||0.071||39||-0.017||0.107||41||-0.125||0.078|
|Problem alcohol use||48||7318||-0.195||0.024||39||-0.027||0.037||41||-0.195||0.001|
|Opioid drug use||4||249||-0.396||0.184||39||-0.054||0.276||41||-0.396||0.031|
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