State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption, 2006

State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption, 2006

Published: Oct 30, 2013
Publisher: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 45, no. 4
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Authors

Jeffrey J. Sacks

Jim Roeber

Ellen E. Bouchery

Katherine Gonzales

Frank J. Chaloupka

Robert D. Brewer

A new study finds excessive alcohol use causes a large economic burden to states and the District of Columbia. The study found that excessive alcohol use cost states and the District 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 almost $2.

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