binge drinking http://kunm.org en CDC Says Excessive Drinking Costs Taxpayers Billions http://kunm.org/post/cdc-says-excessive-drinking-costs-taxpayers-billions <p>Excessive alcohol consumption cost United States taxpayers more than $220 billion in 2006. That's according to a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/features/alcoholconsumption/index.html" target="target_blank">new study</a> released by the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/" target="target_blank">Centers for Disease Control</a>.</p><p>According to the CDC, excessive alcohol consumption, primarily binge drinking, poses a huge public health problem across the country. Major economic impacts include police responses to violence and treatment of health problems related to alcohol.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:33:28 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 33605 at http://kunm.org CDC Says Excessive Drinking Costs Taxpayers Billions