2010 National and State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

2010 National and State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Published: Nov 30, 2015
Publisher: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 49, no. 5
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Authors

Jeffrey J. Sacks

Katherine R. Gonzales

Ellen E. Bouchery

Laura E. Tomedi

Robert D. Brewer

Excessive alcohol consumption causes about one in ten deaths among working-age adults in the U.S. annually, and cost the U.S. an estimated $223.5 billion in 2006. However, these economic costs have not been re-evaluated despite ongoing concerns about the public health impact of excessive drinking, underutilization of prevention strategies, and economic changes in the U.S. since 2006. This study’s purpose is to update national and state cost estimates to inform the planning and implementation of prevention strategies.

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