February 20, 2012

Mayo Clinic puts a price on societal impact of youth drinking


Society pays about $755 million per year to hospitalize U.S. children and teens who suffer illnesses or injuries due to illegal alcohol consumption, Mayo Clinic researchers reported earlier this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health… “When teenagers drink, they tend to drink excessively, leading to many destructive consequences including motor vehicle accidents, injuries, homicides and suicides,” said Dr. Terry Scheenkloth, a Mayo addiction expert and psychiatrist.

Star Tribune, by Jeremy Olson, 02/17/2012

Tags: Dr. Terry Schneekloth, homicides, illegal alcohol consumption, injuries, Journal of Adolescent Health, motor vehicle accidents, Psychology and Psychiatry, Research, suicides

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