binge drinking

Rashad Mahmood

Lots of people enjoy a beer or a glass of wine after work. Or maybe two glasses, or three. But at what point do everyday drinking habits become a drinking problem?

That’s a question a lot of people have, and one a growing number of websites and smartphone apps claim to help people answer.

CDC Says Excessive Drinking Costs Taxpayers Billions

Aug 14, 2013
Centers for Disease Control

Excessive alcohol consumption cost United States taxpayers more than $220 billion in 2006. That's according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control.

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.