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The High Price of Excessive Alcohol Consumption


This podcast is based on the October 2011 release of a report estimating the economic cost of excessive drinking. Excessive alcohol consumption cost the U. S. $223.5 billion in 2006, or about $1.90 per drink. Over three-quarters (76%) of these costs were due to binge drinking, defined as consuming 4 or more alcoholic beverages per occasion for women or 5 or more drinks per occasion for men. Created: 10/17/2011 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Date Released: 10/17/2011. Series Name: CDC Featured Podcasts.

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