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

Posted on February 16th, 2012 by

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

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

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