A new health study says binge drinking causes large economic burdens to the U.S., and it’s not talking about missing the happy hour specials.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says costs accrued from excessive drinking are a result of losses in workplace productivity, health care expenses, criminal justice expenses, motor vehicle crash costs and property damage.
D.C. stood out in the study for multiple reasons. For one, the District had the highest per-person cost in the nation for the year of the study, $1,662.
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