Reducing the Risks of Alcoholism
The article, Law of Demand, mentions some research that is trying to prove that “as the availability of addiction treatment options grows, individuals will consume more of an addictive good." It makes a lot of sense to me. As the risks of addiction decrease, the law of demand says that usage of addictive substances should go up. In a sense, health insurance coverage and treatment availability increases the number of addicts in the country. I thought this was a good example of how something other than price changes can increase the demand for a good.