State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption, 2006

Publisher: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 45, no. 4
Oct 30, 2013
Jeffrey J. Sacks, Jim Roeber, Ellen E. Bouchery, Katherine Gonzales, Frank J. Chaloupka, and Robert D. Brewer
A new study finds excessive alcohol use causes a large economic burden to states and the District of Columbia. The study found that excessive alcohol use cost states and the District a median of $2.9 billion in 2006, ranging from $420 million in North Dakota to $32 billion in California. This means the median cost per state for each alcoholic drink consumed was almost $2.