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Binge Drinking Costs


(CNN)--Binge drinking... May be costing the U-S billions of dollars.

Heavy alcohol drinking cost this country almost 2-hundred and 24-billion dollars in 2006.

The C-D-C and The Lewin Group say most of those costs were due to binge drinking...

72-percent of the costs were from losses in workplace productivity.

While health care expenses made up 11-percent.

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