February 16th, 2012

Underage Drinking On The Rise, With Hospitalization Costs Up To $755 Million Per Year

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It's no surprise that underage drinking is common in the U.S…But what some might find shocking is the high cost of drinking-related hospitalizations…A Mayo Clinic study published today found that the total cost of hospitalizations for underage drinking is an estimated $755 million per year…"Alcohol use necessitating acute-care hospitalization represents one of the most serious consequences of underage drinking," says Dr. Terry Schneekloth, a Mayo Clinic addiction expert and psychiatrist, in a press release.

Huffington Post, 02/15/2012

Additional Coverage: KARE 11, Scope Blog (Stanford), ScienceDaily, Medical Xpress, Bradenton Herald, Sun Herald, Fierce Healthcare

Tags: addiction expert, Dr. Terry Schneekloth, high cost of drinking-related hospitalizations, Psychology and Psychiatry, Research, underage drinking

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