The cost of binge drinking? £77 per person each year

Jonathan James, Marco Francesconi

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Harmful alcohol use has been identified as one of the leading preventable causes of death and a key risk factor for chronic diseases (such as cancer) and injuries worldwide. Specifically, alcohol use is responsible for 5.9% – about 3.3m – of deaths across the globe every year. While there is an existing body of research on the economic impacts of sustained heavy drinking, however, less is known about the economic cost of binge drinking and the size of its impact on road traffic accidents and arrests.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2015


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