What is the annual loss to the U.S. economy from excessive alcohol consumption?
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According to a 2011 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the annual loss to the U.S. economy from excessive drinking was $223.5 billion in 2006, or $1.90 for every alcoholic drink consumed in the U.S. These costs stem from lost productivity, healthcare expenses, criminal justice costs, and other outcomes of excessive drinking.
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