Economic Impact of Hangovers

economic impact of hangoversEconomic Cost of Hangovers

BostInno reports on the economic impact of hangovers.  BostInno cites an article in The Atlantic which pegs the cost of excessive drinking at $1.90 in lost economic productivity per each drink consumed.  That is more than $220 billion per year (from figures in a 2006 Centers for Disease Control study).

The greatest loss from binge drinking is workplace productivity, which accounts for 72 percent of the total loss. Other costs include healthcare, crime and motor vehicle crashes associated with alcohol consumption.

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