What is the Cost of Underage Drinking to my State or to the Nation?

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What is the Cost of Underage Drinking to my State or to the Nation?

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Underage drinking cost the citizens of the United States $61.9 billion in 2001. This cost includes medical care, work loss, and pain and suffering associated with the multiple problems resulting from the use of alcohol by youth. This translates to a cost of $2,207 per year for each youth in the State. Excluding pain and suffering from these costs, the direct costs of underage drinking incurred through medical care and loss of work cost the United States $20.3 billion each year. For a list of underage drinking costs by State, please click here.

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Underage drinking cost the citizens of The United States $68.0 billion in 2007. These costs include medical care, work loss, and pain and suffering associated with the multiple problems resulting from the use of alcohol by youth. This translates to a cost of $2,280 per year for each youth in the State. Excluding pain and suffering from these costs, the direct costs of underage drinking incurred through medical care and loss of work cost the United States $22.3 billion each year. For a list of underage drinking costs by State, please click here.

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