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Posted August 15. 2013 12:21PM

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

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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.