"Adding the identified and calculated expenditures, one gets a range between 5.2 and 6.1 billion EUR spent in 2006 for the area of illicit drugs which breaks down as follows: the portion of the German National Statutory Pension Insurance in the funding for medical rehabilitation, participation in working life and benefits granted for the reduction in earning capacity amounted to about 172 million EUR. The extrapolation of the expenditures of the medical health insurance institutions for medication, hospital treatment, rehabilitation etc. came to 1.4 billion EUR. At the institutional level, an amount of 3.6 to 4.5 billion EUR was provided for the prevention and reduction of the consequences of drug-related problems in the form of prevention, intervention and repression measures."


2011 National Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Germany: New Developments, Trends and In-Depth Information on Selected Issues - Drug Situation 2010/2011" (German Reference Centre for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Deutsche Beobachtungsstelle fuer Drogen und Drogensucht, DBDD), the Institute for Therapy Research (Institut fuer Therapieforschung, IFT), the Federal Centre for Health Education (Bundeszentrale fuer gesundheitliche Aufklaerung, BZgA) and the German Centre for Addiction Issues (Deutsche Hauptstelle fuer Suchtfragen, DHS)), (Lisbon, Portugal: EMCDDA, Nov. 2012), p. 31.…