Excessive Drinking Cost The U.S. $223.5 Billion In 2006

Excessive alcohol consumption is known to kill about 79,000 people in the United States each year, but a new study released by the CDC and The Lewin Group shows that it also has a huge impact on our wallets as well.

Excessive alcohol consumption costs U.S. nearly $2 a drink, CDC reports

Next time you buy a beer, glass of wine or cocktail, think of paying an extra two bucks for it. That’s about the cost per drink that society pays for excessive alcohol consumption, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Researchers tallied the costs of excessive drinking in 2006 in terms of health care, work productivity and law enforcement, and they found it reached $223.5 billion – about $1.90 per drink.
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