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I hope to know if there is a better way to measure our programs’ social influence on drug abusers, except using the cost and benefit analysis? As you know, all the costs and benefits are measured in monetary terms, yet there is something that can hardly be measured by monetary terms, such as improvement in family relations when the drug abuser abandons his ill practices.

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Anthony
7 April 2021
I hope to know if there is a better way to measure our programs’ social influence on drug abusers, except using the cost and benefit analysis? As you know, all the costs and benefits are measured in monetary terms, yet there is something that can hardly be measured by monetary terms, such as improvement in family relations when the drug abuser abandons his ill practices.

I hope to know if there is a better way to measure our programs' social influence on drug abusers, except using the cost and benefit analysis? As you know, all the costs and benefits are measured in monetary terms, yet there is something that can hardly be measured by monetary terms, such as improvement in family relations when the drug abuser abandons his ill practices.

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daisychiu1005@ymail.com
7 April 2021

Glad to hear.

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Anthony
7 April 2021

Sounds great! Thank you for the information.

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daisychiu1005@ymail.com
7 April 2021

Thank you for the insightful question. Indeed, the cost and benefit analysis has limitations. Social Return on Investment (SROI) could be a good alternative. It includes social accounting and social auditing to capture financial and non-financial social values of certain programs.

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