Excessive alcohol use, binge drinking costs states billions

Costs mainly due to binge drinking

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
 
Excessive alcohol use causes a large economic burden to states and the District of Columbia, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Excessive alcohol use cost states and D.C. a median of $2.9 billion in 2006, ranging from $420 million in North Dakota to $32 billion in California. This means the median cost per state for each alcoholic drink consumed was about $1.91.
 
Read the entire study at  http://wfts.tv/1bycOlW .
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