Adult Binge Drinking Costs Wisconsin $4B/Year

Adult Binge Drinking Costs Wisconsin $4B/Year

A study released Thursday by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows adult binge drinking costs the state an average of four-billion dollars-a-year.  About two-thirds of the cost can be blamed on lost productivity.  Researchers say their work shows every state resident pays for binge drinking.  The behavior led to about 79-thousand alcohol-related hospitalizations last year, along with 25-thousand O-W-I arrests and 25-hundred alcohol-related deaths.