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August 15. 2013 12:21PM

Alcoholism and binge drinking costs U.S. taxpayers $223B a Year, with D.C. and N.H. heaviest drinkers


Harry Wilson of Methuen Mass., buys beer at Stateline Paysaver in Salem in this 2011 file photo. 

While heavy drinking is often associated with American culture, a new report from the Center for Disease Control suggests that nationwide heavy drinking and alcoholism is costing the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars a year in health care, and Washington D.C. and Alaska top the list of highest per capita alcohol costs, the Daily Mail reports.

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