The stress, fear, depression and overabundance of free time that occurs from being unemployed has been known to increase a person’s risk of falling into a substance abuse problem. This video shows just how much unemployment and drugs are intertwined. We broke the numbers down by age groups, employment status, ethnicity, and by year from 2003-2012.
Unemployment and addiction creates a vicious cycle that traps a person in poverty and a dangerous lifestyle. If you or a loved one needs help getting out of this cycle, contact 12 Keys Recovery to talk with our expert staff about how we can help.
- Long-Term unemployed – A sharp drop-off in the number of interview requests for those whose nonemployment spell topped six months finds research
- US / Who Are the Long-Term Unemployed?
- Long-term unemployment in US since 1950 – A chart
- Long-Term Unemployed in US – Only 11 percent have returned to steady, full-time employment a year later
- US / Long- term unemployment spans all industries, education levels, age groups, and among blue- and white-collar workers