ATLANTA -- the Toll of Excessive Drinking Works out to about $2 per Drink, in Ter
ATLANTA -- The toll of excessive drinking works out to about $2 per drink, in terms of medical expenses and other costs to society, according to a new federal research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study calculated societal costs from binge and heavy drinking beyond what consumers pay at the bar or liquor store. The study looked at costs that included -- among other things -- lost work productivity, property damage from car crashes, expenditures for liver cirrhosis and other alcohol-associated medical problems, and money spent on incarceration of drunk drivers and criminals using alcohol.
The CDC estimated excessive drinking cost society nearly $224 billion …
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Publication information: Article title: ATLANTA -- the Toll of Excessive Drinking Works out to about $2 per Drink, in Ter. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: October 18, 2011. Page number: 2. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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